Marlborough Wine

Wines from Marlborough

Marlborough is home to New Zealand's signature wine. Marlborough is the flagship wine region of New Zealand. In perfect combination with Sauvignon Blanc, it has put New Zealand on the international wine stage.

Marlborough wine is much more than just Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough offers a range of other mouth-watering varieties.

Discover, what the region has to offer and enjoy some great tasting Marlborough wine.





Mount Vernon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Mount Vernon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

10,49 €*

13,99 € pro Liter

Mount Vernon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Mount Vernon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

10,49 €*

13,99 € pro Liter

A great value Savvy, loved by our customers. Rising 422 metres, Mt Vernon is one of the peaks towering above Marlborough in the Wither Hills, just behind the winery at Lawson’s Dry Hills. Named after this local landmark, the Sauvignon Blanc under this label is accessible, approachable and rewarding with a focus on fruit purity.


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Spy Valley Satellite Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Spy Valley Satellite Sauvignon Blanc 2022

10,99 € -21% RRP 13,99 € *

14,65 € pro Liter

Spy Valley Satellite Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Spy Valley Satellite Sauvignon Blanc 2022

10,99 € -21% RRP 13,99 € *

14,65 € pro Liter

Brilliant value Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. Punches well above its price tag. An highly enjoyable, easy-drinking Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with intense flavours and crisp acid in a dry style.


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Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2023

13,15 € -15% RRP 15,49 € *

17,53 € pro Liter

Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2023

13,15 € -15% RRP 15,49 € *

17,53 € pro Liter

Vibrant, fresh and juicy, succulent texture that sets it apart! A quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon from one of the region's early grape pioneers. The wine is considered as one of the region's best, widely available Sauvignon Blancs.


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te Pa Sauvignon Blanc 2023

te Pa Sauvignon Blanc 2023

13,99 € -15% RRP 16,49 € *

18,65 € pro Liter

te Pa Sauvignon Blanc 2023

te Pa Sauvignon Blanc 2023

13,99 € -15% RRP 16,49 € *

18,65 € pro Liter

Beautifully perfumed with notes of nectarine, lemon, passionfruit and hints of herbs. The grapes were harvested in pristine conditional at optimal ripeness, and the resulting wines display great fruit purity and generosity. From the Maori winery te Pa in Marlbrough.


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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2023

14,99 € - 15,49 €*

20,65 € pro Liter

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2023

14,99 € - 15,49 €*

20,65 € pro Liter

Spy Valley's flagship wine is a picture book Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, displaying the much-loved intensive aromas, that make the region so unique. It is a perfect combination of vibrant flavour, impressive aroma, distinctive fruit character and a balanced acidity.


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Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

16,15 € -15% RRP 18,99 € *

21,53 € pro Liter

Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

16,15 € -15% RRP 18,99 € *

21,53 € pro Liter

A lovely Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with complex flavours ranging from citrus through to tropical notes. Mahi aim to use the fruit on the palate rather than focussing on the nose, and look for a wine with subtlety, complexity and length.


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Framingham Nobody's Hero Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Framingham Nobody's Hero Sauvignon Blanc 2022

15,99 € - 16,49 €*

21,99 € pro Liter

Framingham Nobody's Hero Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Framingham Nobody's Hero Sauvignon Blanc 2022

15,99 € - 16,49 €*

21,99 € pro Liter

Deliciously easy-drinking with grapefruit, lemon, gooseberry and a splash of tropical fruit. A bright, fresh, fruit driven wine in an easily recognizable Marlborough style.


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Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2022

18,99 €*

25,32 € pro Liter

Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2022

18,99 €*

25,32 € pro Liter

Framingham Sauvignon Blanc is made to be typically Marlborough in style, with a few great tasting twists. The focus is on the texture of the wine, giving it some richness and mouthfeel so that it is not lean or austere. This is one wine that won't give it all away on the first sip. 


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Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2022

19,89 €*

26,52 € pro Liter

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2022

19,89 €*

26,52 € pro Liter

For the lovers of complex, ageable wines with flint stone flavours. This unique Sauvignon is consistently one of Marlborough's best: a vibrant, intense bouquet with enticing citrus and flint stone flavours, and a lengthy, refreshing finish.


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Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Marlborough Reserve Sauvignon Blanc from one of the region's pioneers. This wine runs the full gambit of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc varietal characters.

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Blank Canvas Holdaway Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Blank Canvas Holdaway Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2023

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Blank Canvas Holdaway Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Blank Canvas Holdaway Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2023

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Handcrafted with meticulous care, this exquisite wine is a true reflection of the exceptional terroir of Holdaway Vineyard. The soils in this vineyard are very young, alluvial silts on top of sand. The silts are full of salts and add a mineral and salty complexity to the palate. In addition, the high level of nutrients in the soil provide for intensive flavours of passion fruit, blackcurrant and grapefruit. The proximity to the ocean makes for cooler nights in summer and therefore a fresh backbone of acidity and powerful, lifted aromatics.


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Framingham Classic Riesling 2022

Framingham Classic Riesling 2022

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Framingham Classic Riesling 2022

Framingham Classic Riesling 2022

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Framingham Classic Riesling is a generous, mouth-filling wine (Spätlese halbtrocken in style) with ripe yellow/ orange citrus flavors and juicy acidity.


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Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2023

19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2023

19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

For the lovers of complex, ageable wines with flint stone flavours. This unique Sauvignon is consistently one of Marlborough's best: a vibrant, intense bouquet with enticing citrus and flint stone flavours, and a lengthy, refreshing finish.


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TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2022

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2022

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2022

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2022

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

A classic style wine that showcases the quality of wines from Marlborough. It is a blend from three vineyards in two different subregions, one being in the cooler Awatere Valley (leading to more restrained wine with great texture) and the others in the warmer Wairau Valley (lovely line of minerality with riper tropical notes and fleshiness).


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Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2021

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2021

19,99 € - 20,99 €*

27,99 € pro Liter

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2021

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2021

19,99 € - 20,99 €*

27,99 € pro Liter

This is a wine that you won’t want to miss out on! One of Cameron Douglas MS Top Wines of New Zealand 2022 and Gold & Trophy at the International Wine Challenge. This wine will captivate your senses.


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Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022

20,99 € - 21,99 €*

29,32 € pro Liter

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2022

20,99 € - 21,99 €*

29,32 € pro Liter

A dry, elegant Marlborough Pinot Gris with creminess and texture and depth rather than focussing solely on primary fruit notes.


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Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2020

21,99 € - 22,99 €*

30,65 € pro Liter

Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2020

21,99 € - 22,99 €*

30,65 € pro Liter

Combines the unique characteristics of the two vineyards and the flavours of the fruit. An amazingly expressive wine at a very good price.


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Framingham Nobodys Hero Pinot Noir 2020

Framingham Nobodys Hero Pinot Noir 2020

22,99 € - 23,49 €*

31,32 € pro Liter

Framingham Nobodys Hero Pinot Noir 2020

Framingham Nobodys Hero Pinot Noir 2020

22,99 € - 23,49 €*

31,32 € pro Liter

A fleshy, satisfying wine made in the Framingham way - an elegant "feminine" style of Pinot Noir with fragrance, charm and grace. Wine for those who just want to be themselves.


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te Pa Pinot Noir 2021

te Pa Pinot Noir 2021

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

te Pa Pinot Noir 2021

te Pa Pinot Noir 2021

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

This Pinot Noir was grown from premium vineyards from the world-famous Marlborough region of New Zealand. It possesses complex aromatics, with sweet ripe fruits, savoury earthy notes, and stem and oak spice.


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Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

Great value Reserve Pinot Noir with from Marlborough pioneer Lawson's Dry Hills. An attractive, accessible, succulent wine. For delicious drinking right now.


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Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

In stock 3

24,99 € -17% RRP 29,99 € *

33,32 € pro Liter

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

24,99 € -17% RRP 29,99 € *

33,32 € pro Liter

A total passion for Mahi. The aim is to make wines of the earth, showing complex savouriness characters aligned with dark fruit notes.


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Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

This wine is a complex, textural wine that exhibits the slight creaminess on the mid-palate that is the key characteristic of Chardonnay. The structure still retains acidity giving length and freshness.


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TWR Toru 2022

TWR Toru 2022

26,99 € - 27,99 €*

37,32 € pro Liter

TWR Toru 2022

TWR Toru 2022

26,99 € - 27,99 €*

37,32 € pro Liter

TORU - (which means "three" in Maori) is an aromatic blend Te Whare Ra first created over 12 years ago. It was the first of it's kind in New Zealand. It is a delicious, co-fermented "field blend" of three varieties – Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Bob Campbell MW simply loves it: "My favorite New Zealand field blend." This wine is an international best seller with a big following.


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Dog Point Chardonnay 2020

Dog Point Chardonnay 2020

29,49 €*

39,32 € pro Liter

Dog Point Chardonnay 2020

Dog Point Chardonnay 2020

29,49 €*

39,32 € pro Liter

This classy, single-vineyard wine is considered as one of the best Chardonnays in New Zealand. A complex and powerful wine with signature gun flint complexity and structural depth.


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Dog Point Chardonnay 2021

Dog Point Chardonnay 2021

29,49 €*

39,32 € pro Liter

Dog Point Chardonnay 2021

Dog Point Chardonnay 2021

29,49 €*

39,32 € pro Liter

This classy, single-vineyard wine is considered as one of the best Chardonnays in New Zealand. A complex and powerful wine with signature gun flint complexity and structural depth.


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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2023

29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2023

29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

New Zealand's most internationally acclaimed wine. This benchmark wine redrew the global Sauvignon Blanc map and rearranged a few boundaries in the world wine atlas. Intense, fragrant, superbly varietal. The wine, that put New Zealand on the global wine stage.


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Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2017

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2017

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

A rich and textural style of Sauvignon Blanc. This barrel aged wine shows off a complexity and charm unique to the fruit from a small parcel in the Byrne vineyard, located in the Conder's Bend area of Marlborough and Mahi winemaking skill.

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Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

A total passion for Mahi. A fresh and aromatic Pinot Noir with soft tannins and flavours dark cherries and plums.


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Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2020

Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2020

29,99 € -21% RRP 37,99 € *

39,99 € pro Liter

Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2020

Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2020

29,99 € -21% RRP 37,99 € *

39,99 € pro Liter

A dragon meets you at the entrance of the vineyard. Escaroth's dry farmed Pinot Noir produces a bewildering fragrance of violets, red cherry and blackberry overlaid with a smoky, earthy savouriness.


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Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2020

29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2020

29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Pioneering Marlborough winemaker Kevin Judd created this textural wine with a lingering finish – fermenting it in oak barrels and using wild yeasts. Doing so provides a significant savouriness and a totally different mouthfeel from the classic crisp and clean Marlborough Sauvignon. Prepare to experience something out of the ordinary.


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te Pa Reserve Westhaven Pinot Noir 2021

te Pa Reserve Westhaven Pinot Noir 2021

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

te Pa Reserve Westhaven Pinot Noir 2021

te Pa Reserve Westhaven Pinot Noir 2021

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Limited edition, small batch Reserve Pinot Noir from the single vineyard of Westhaven. A selection of the best six barrels was made for this Reserve Collection Pinot Noir.


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TWR Riesling M 2022

TWR Riesling M 2022

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

TWR Riesling M 2022

TWR Riesling M 2022

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Te Whare Ra is known for their Riesling. The Riesling M is designed in a medium-dry style and effortlessly lines up with the outstanding Te Whare Ra wines. Dangerously drinkable!


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TWR Pinot Noir 2018

TWR Pinot Noir 2018

32,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

TWR Pinot Noir 2018

TWR Pinot Noir 2018

32,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

Silky, supple, and savoury. What an effort! All fruit for this wine was hand-picked, hand-sorted then destemmed and grape (!!!) sorted as to ensure that only pristine, perfect Pinot grapes make it into the fermenters. A Pinot Noir with great fruit weight and power, with the depth of flavour and complexity.


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Blank Canvas Settlement Pinot Noir 2019

Blank Canvas Settlement Pinot Noir 2019

35,99 € - 37,99 €*

50,65 € pro Liter

Blank Canvas Settlement Pinot Noir 2019

Blank Canvas Settlement Pinot Noir 2019

35,99 € - 37,99 €*

50,65 € pro Liter

"This Settlement Vineyard Pinot Noir is a classic representation of Pinot Noir from the Omaka. It has real density and power. In my mind the Omaka is the most tannic subregion in Marlborough, the wine just swallows the 50% whole bunch. It is incredibly structured and is built to age." - Matt Thomson


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Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Late Release

Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Late Release

37,99 €*

50,65 € pro Liter

It is a style of Sauvignon Blanc that is designed to drink with age. Considered as one of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. A barrel-fermented, no holds-barred style of Sauvignon Blanc with a signature match-struck aroma.


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Dog Point Pinot Noir 2020

Dog Point Pinot Noir 2020

38,49 €*

51,32 € pro Liter

Dog Point Pinot Noir 2020

Dog Point Pinot Noir 2020

38,49 €*

51,32 € pro Liter

Currently rated as the best Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020. A bright perfumed, supple expression of Marlborough pinot noir from clay hill slopes. Tantalisingly aromatic wine with a strong floral/rose/violet influence.


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Dog Point Pinot Noir 2021

Dog Point Pinot Noir 2021

39,49 €*

52,65 € pro Liter

Dog Point Pinot Noir 2021

Dog Point Pinot Noir 2021

39,49 €*

52,65 € pro Liter

From one of Marlborough's top producers. A bright perfumed, supple expression of Marlborough pinot noir from clay hill slopes. Tantalisingly aromatic wine with a strong floral/rose/violet influence.


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Fromm Cuvée H Pinot Noir 2020

Fromm Cuvée H Pinot Noir 2020

38,99 € - 39,99 €*

53,32 € pro Liter

Fromm Cuvée H Pinot Noir 2020

Fromm Cuvée H Pinot Noir 2020

38,99 € - 39,99 €*

53,32 € pro Liter

Named after Fromm winemaker Hätsch Kalberer, this wine reflects his 25+ years of knowledge and understanding of several great Marlborough terroirs. A thoughtful composite of four individual single vineyard wines, Cuvée "H" expresses a winery signature. Fromm calls 2020 "one of our most exciting vintages since 2010".


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Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Library Release

Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Library Release

In stock 7

43,99 €*

58,65 € pro Liter

Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Library Release

Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Library Release

43,99 €*

58,65 € pro Liter

A limited quantity of each vintage has been set aside for later release. A unique way to experience a beautifully matured and extremely rare Sauvignon Blanc from one of the country’s top producers. A fuller bodied, textural style of Sauvignon Blanc.


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TWR Clayvin SV Pinot Noir 2019

TWR Clayvin SV Pinot Noir 2019

49,99 € - 52,99 €*

70,65 € pro Liter

TWR Clayvin SV Pinot Noir 2019

TWR Clayvin SV Pinot Noir 2019

49,99 € - 52,99 €*

70,65 € pro Liter

Rated by two critics amongst the Top Wines of New Zealand 2021. This is the third release of a Pinot Noir made from the esteemed Clayvin vineyard. The Clayvin Vineyard was first established, at the top of the Brancott Valley, in 1991 and was the first significant hillside vineyard in Marlborough.


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Fromm Clayvin Pinot Noir 2019

Fromm Clayvin Pinot Noir 2019

In stock 4

57,99 €*

77,32 € pro Liter

Fromm Clayvin Pinot Noir 2019

Fromm Clayvin Pinot Noir 2019

57,99 €*

77,32 € pro Liter

A New Zealand benchmark. Clayvin Vineyard is one of New Zealand's most famous vineyards. It takes its unique name from its claybased soil profile. The clay soil gives the Clayvin Pinot Noirs richness and generosity and an immediately appealing soft texture. Currently the best Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 according to Bob Campbell MW.


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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2.0

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2.0

58,79 € -10% RRP 65,47 € *

26,13 € pro Liter

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2.0

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2.0

58,79 € -10% RRP 65,47 € *

26,13 € pro Liter

Dedicated Marlborough winemakers are taking the signature style to the next level with a focus on high quality. Discover three different Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs.


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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Case

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Case

92,99 € -16% RRP 110,94 € *

20,66 € pro Liter

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Case

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Case

92,99 € -16% RRP 110,94 € *

20,66 € pro Liter

With one click, three popular Sauvignon Blancs are in your shopping cart. You can't go wrong with this wine case. After all, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has made New Zealand wines famous and popular all over the world. Enjoy three intensely aromatic wines that perfectly represent Marlborough's unique wine style.


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5+1 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2022 Case - 1 bottle FREE

5+1 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2022 Case - 1 bottle FREE

94,95 € -17% RRP 113,94 € *

21,10 € pro Liter

5+1 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2022 Case - 1 bottle FREE

5+1 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2022 Case - 1 bottle FREE

94,95 € -17% RRP 113,94 € *

21,10 € pro Liter

Get one bottle free with this 5+1 case! Framingham Sauvignon Blanc is made to be typically Marlborough in style, with a few great tasting twists. The focus is on the texture of the wine, giving it some richness and mouthfeel so that it is not lean or austere. This is one wine that won't give it all away on the first sip. 


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A special place called Marlborough

New Zealand's largest and most famous wine region.

The combination of a cool yet high sunshine climate, low rainfall and free-draining, moderately fertile soil produces wines of unmatched intensity and aroma across a wide range of varieties and styles.

Marlborough put New Zealand on the international wine stage with its exquisite Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980s.

Key to Marlborough’s success is its ancient glacial deep free-draining stony soils. The extensive braided river system left a threaded legacy of stony sandy loam over very deep gravels.

Marlborough subregions

The diverse soils and meso-climates are revealing the three main subregions:

  1. Southern Valleys: stretch across the valley floor and rise up towards the Wither Hills and Black Birch Range. The soils are older, heavier in clay, and hold more moisture than the Wairau Valley subregion. The rolling hills and valleys mean the majority of sites have good northerly orientation which assists ripening on this cooler, drier side of the Wairau Valley. Pinot Noir is widely planted in the Southern Valleys, often on the lower slopes of the rolling hills. This area provides a different flavour profile and structure due to the clay-based soils.
  2. Wairau Valley: vineyards are planted in the old, gravelly, riverbed soils of the Wairau River which now form the base of the Richmond Range. The humps and hollows are very obvious down vine rows running from North to South, showing where the river has changed its course and flowed over many centuries. The soils here are naturally free draining and range from old stony riverbeds to fine, deep, alluvial soils. The Richmond Ranges and Wither Hills protect the Wairau Valley from incoming rain. They create a zone of high sunshine as clouds are buffered by the hills, preventing any rain from spilling over into the main valley.
  3. Awatere Valley: Marlborough’s driest, coolest, and windiest subregion is also dominated by its river and flood plains. Flanked by Black Birch and the Kaikoura Ranges, the Awatere Valley is the most geographically distinct subregion and stretches a long way south to the edge of Marlborough’s Geographical Indication. Dramatic river terraces have been carved out, creating free draining sites with alluvial gravels along the banks of the river and clay and sandstone subsoils on the wider river plains. This terroir alongside cooler, winder conditions influence the profiles of wines produced here, making them highly regarded and distinctive.

Marlborough's wine produciton

Over 75% of NZ wine is produced in Marlborough. The superstar is the pungently aromatic, vividly pure Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It is New Zealand's signature wine.

  1. Sauvignon Blanc (86%)
  2. Pinot Noir (6%)
  3. Pinot Gris (4%)
  4. Chardonnay (3%)
  5. Riesling (>1%)

Plantings:

• Sauvignon Blanc: 22,369 ha
• Pinot Noir: 2,663 ha
• Pinot Gris: 1,162 ha
• Chardonnay: 1,086 ha
• Riesling: 312 ha
• Gewürztraminer: 93 ha
• Viognier: 18 ha

Wine region Marlborough

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