New Zealand’s beautiful Marlborough region is widely acclaimed as a premium tourism destination. Now, the area has gained international attention for its award-winning wine production too.
Known by the indigenous Maori people as Aotearoa, or ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’, New Zealand is a renowned wine producer. Our sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and chardonnay spill out across the world.
In the middle of this land, at the tip of the South Island, is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The spectacular, diverse landscape of Marlborough assails the senses with its vivid seasonal colours, kissed by the sun year-round.
Marlborough is understandably a sublime tourism hotspot, but it is also home to some of the world’s best wineries.
What is it that takes a relatively unknown region in a country at the bottom of the world to international acclaim in just a few decades?
At Spy Valley Wines, we believe it’s the flavour of the place. Imagine a land so outrageously beautiful, a land flanked by the soaring Southern Alps and the stunning Marlborough Sounds, an extensive network of coastal waterways, peninsulas and islands nestled in the shimmering ocean.
Follow your nose along the Wairau basin’s long green valley, dry hills and alluvial plains, and you have arrived at the heart of the Marlborough wine region, an area now producing three quarters of New Zealand’s wine.
To this, add hot sunny days and cool nights, a climate which caused Maori to call the area ‘the place with the hole in the cloud’. The result of this unique climate and topography? Vines ripening in the sun like nowhere else on earth. A synergy so good you can almost taste it; the flavours of Marlborough spilling over into our wine.
We welcome you to come and share Marlborough’s secrets with us. Until then, you’ll get just a taste of our striking landscape in every glass of Spy Valley wine.