Located on the east coast of the South Island with mountains to the west, Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s sunniest and driest areas.

In these bright, but relatively ‘cool’ climate conditions, the grapes have the advantage of a long slow, flavour-intensifying ripening period.

The average daily temperature during summer is nearly 24° C but clear cool nights keep acid levels high in the grapes. Marlborough isn’t home solely to grapes, we have rugged mountain ranges, fertile plains, intricate waterways and thriving aviation and aquaculture sectors.

Activities like hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, cruising, mountain biking, rafting, scenic flights, fishing, diving, horse trekking, or just relaxing and enjoying the views from a cellar door whilst sipping on a glass of wine.
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