Situated on the north-east coast of the South Island, Marlborough enjoys warm and sunny days, cooler nights and a long growing season.
The Marlborough region is split into two river valleys, the Wairau in the north and Awatere further south. The Wairau Valley has lower rainfall and cooler temperatures and the Awatere Valley soils are drier and less fertile, naturally minimising grape yield.
International demand for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has allowed the region’s wine industry to blossom. In recent years, Marlborough has seen newer varietals from this region flourish, particularly Pinot Noir.