Dog Point

Dog Point Vineyard

Just our kind of winery: Dog Point is one of the oldest private vineyards in Marlborough and a New Zealand superstar. Owners Ivan Sutherland and James Healy were once part of the team, that made Cloudy Bay one of the most admired wine brands in the world.

Dog Point make just four wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. All are consistently terrific thanks to careful grape and wine selection in challenging years. Wines are made to drink well on release or cellar gracefully for many years. Their funky Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc has attracted a cult following.





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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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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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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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 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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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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About Dog Point Vineyards

Located in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyard produce wines that reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them. All fruit is from hand-picked, low cropped vines. Wines are made to drink well on release or cellar gracefully for many years.

Dog Point is one of Marlborough’s oldest private vineyards. Established in 2002 by partners, Ivan & Margaret Sutherland, and James & Wendy Healy. After working together at Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James decided to return to a more hands-on approach and establish their own wine label. Dog Point is part of the Family of Twelve. The Family of Twelve is a fraternity of twelve of New Zealand’s most prestigious and enduring artisanal wineries.

The name Dog Point

The name Dog Point dates back to the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. These were the days where, due to a lack of fences, boundary riders used boundary keeping dogs to protect the local flocks of sheep.

Sometimes, these dogs became lost and bred to form a marauding pack that attacked local flocks of sheep. The dogs lived on the tussock and scrub-covered southern hills of what is now Dog Point Vineyards, a landscape characterised by the iconic New Zealand native plant the Ti Kouka (= cabbage) tree which appears on the Dog Point logo.

Dog Point wines

Dog Point first released wine in 2004. Dog Point Vineyard produces four wines including a stainless steel made sauvignon blanc, plus three barrel fermented wines using natural (wild) yeasts including a sauvignon blanc aged and fermented in older French oak barrels (Section 94), a chardonnay and a pinot noir. With the exception of the stainless steel made sauvignon, all wines are given extended barrel ageing with minimal racking and handling. It's a non-interventionist, natural, hands-off technique that characterizes all their wines.

All fruit is hand-picked from low cropped vines. Wines are made to drink well on release or cellar gracefully for many years. An impeccable attention to detail is expertly partnered with a low interventionist ethos.

A family-owned company, they make regionally distinctive wines with a point of difference.

The people behind Dog Point

Dog Point

After working together at Cloudy Bay and finding they shared the same aspirations, James and Ivan decided to return to a more 'hands-on' approach to winemaking. Using fruit from the 80 hectare Dog Point Vineyard established by Ivan and Margaret, the pair launched the Dog Point label together with wives Wendy and Margaret in February 2004 using fruit from the 2002 vintage.

Now, still totally hands-on the partners are involved from the vineyard to the winery and market place. During their careers, both men have travelled and tasted widely, particularly appreciating Burgundy and the low interventionist approach favoured by many producers there.

This approach has certainly influenced James' and Ivan's approach to winemaking and there is one or two empty Burgundy bottles lining the Dog Point kitchen wall.

Dog Point's wine region Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand's largest wine region comprising 24,000 hectares located in the north eastern corner of New Zealand's South Island bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the East and towering mountain ranges in the hinterlands to the North and South.

A broad alluvial plain stretches from the coastline gradually rising into narrow valleys and gentle hill slopes with favourable northerly aspects.

Perfectly positioned at 41.3 degrees south, there is a superb synergy of climate and soil, with the proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the presence of prevailing winds and isolation from continental hot air masses creating a temperate maritime climate, with 2500 sunshine hours and 650mm of rain per annum.

Although blessed with one of the sunniest and driest climates in New Zealand, Marlborough's heat is tempered throughout the summer months by easterly sea breezes with generally a lengthy dry autumn providing ideal conditions for the long slow ripening of grapes and the evolution of a rich array of vibrant fruit flavours.

Dog Point's vineyard

Dog Point is located on the southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley at the confluence of the smaller Brancott and Omaka Valleys. Topography and soils varies from silty clay flats to gentle undulating clay slopes with desirable sunny northerly aspects.

The vineyard is neighbour to the first commercially planted vineyard in Marlborough by Montana in 1973. This location is widely considered to be a very desirable area for grape growing in Marlborough. Fruit for the wines is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the early 1980s.  It is a total of 80ha under vines.

These older well-established vines situated on free draining silty clay loams are supplemented with fruit from closely planted hillside vines on soils with a clay loam influence.

Nearly half of the Dog Point Vineyard property is devoted to native bush, wetlands, open spaces, park-like plantings, walking tracks, orchards, vegetable gardens and grazing paddocks. Over the winter months, 2,500 sheep and 25 steers are brought onto the property to keep the grass and weeds down, and to add organic matter to the soil. Beehives dot the landscape, while groves of olive trees and pine nuts compliment the organic vegetable garden.

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