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Marlborough Region Wines

If Marlborough was mentioned 30 years ago, you’re first thought might be of a small town just south of Swindon or of a packet of fags (smoking was a thing in the early 80s). It would, however be unlikely to be of a region in the South Island of New Zealand. No longer, such is the meteoric rise of this scrappy little district, that you might just start salivating with a mere whisper of Marlborough.

Modern classic; that’s how we’d describe their wines, like the work of George Orwell but, you know, without the dystopian allegories about totalitarianism. The wines of Marlborough currently make up 77% of New Zealand’s total wine production and it seems unnecessary to mention this, but the majority of them are made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. From house hold names like Cloudy Bay, to wines that you learnt about from us; like Kuru Kuru, we can’t get them in the fridge fast enough.

Yet, that’s not all they do, no sir-ey bob. Their Pinot Noir, like Saint Clair Pioneer Block, are quickly becoming recognised as some of the finest in the world and Chardonnay such as Greywacke’s is making Burgundian whites tremble in their boots. That’s just the tip of the ice-berg, they also produce stonking Rieslings and mouth-watering Pinot Gris. Yep, Marlborough’s no one trick pony, you’ve come for the sideways trotting but you’ll stay for the back-flips.

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  • Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

    Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £12.00

    £12.00

    "Anna's Song" was recorded by Marvin Gaye while he was going through his divorce with Berry Gordy's sister, Anna. "An...
  • Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014 Marlborough Red Wine

    Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014

    £29.00

    £29.00

    For a long time the world looked at those crazy Kiwis and thought "boy, these guys are charismatic but what do they a...
  • Giesen Brothers Pinot Noir New Zealand Red Wine

    Giesen Brothers Pinot Noir 2013

    £16.50

    £16.50

    It is a brave and noble thing to travel half way around the world and set up a winery, but that is exactly what broth...
  • Greywacke Chardonnay 2013 white wine

    Greywacke Chardonnay 2013

    £32.00

    £32.00

    This crisp, dry white wine is a bit like your Grandma. She's generally got something tasty in the oven making the hou...
  • Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2014 White Wine

    Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2015

    £28.00

    £28.00

    Wild Sauvignon is the rebellious teenager of the Greywacke range. Shouting "you don't know me" at the top of its lung...
  • Joss Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Joss Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £15.00

    £15.00

    If you're a regular Oddbinite you may already be familiar with Hayden Johnston's (head winemaker of Joss Bay) work; h...
  • Kuru Kuru Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand White

    Kuru Kuru Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £13.50

    £13.50

    In Japan "kuru-kuru" means to spin around and "kuru-kuru-pa" is a colloquialism meaning insane. Although the Kuru Kur...
  • Manuka Springs Pinot Noir 2016 New Zealand

    Manuka Springs Pinot Noir 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Everyone agreed the old horse-drawn cart was just the vehicle to transport the Pinot grapes from vineyard to winery, ...
  • Manuka Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2016 White Wine New Zealand

    Manuka Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £10.75

    £10.75

    All over Marlborough unusual geysers spurt manuka honey high into the air. Although initially this was a sticky night...
  • Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

    Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Full-flavoured and exceptionally pure with sweet, juicy tropical flavours and succulent passionfruit, a lively whack ...
  • Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

    Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2016

    £15.50

    £15.50

    This Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent representation of the finest quality from Marlborough, made from the win...
  • Ribbonwood Pinot Noir New Zealand Red Wine

    Ribbonwood Pinot Noir 2014

    £15.50

    £15.50

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** Pinot Noir, as any fan of Sideways will tell you, is a ...
  • Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc White Wine NZ

    Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Smell plays a massive part in what you taste. That's why when your nose is all bunged up food tastes bland. If you do...
  • Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Pinot Noir

    Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Pinot Noir 2015

    £21.00

    £21.00

    'What you saying? Your back's bent, your knees are nuked and you keep getting up to visit the loo in the dead of nigh...
  • Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2014

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2015

    Now £14.00

    Was £16.00

    £14.00

    The ridonculously talented Matt Thompson, at Saint Clair, featured on one of our 'Inspire-themed posters, saying 'I b...
  • Saint Clair Vicars Choice Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Now £12.50

    Was £14.00

    £12.50

    It's hard to stand out against the crowd, especially when the crowd is over-crowded. Y'know? Kiwi Sauvignon is a wine...
  • The Kauri Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    The Kauri Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Now £8.00

    Was £10.00

    £8.00

    Did you know that Kauri trees can stand up to 50m high? The immense height of these trees allows them to domi...
  • Tupari Late Harvest Riesling 2014 New Zealand White Wine

    Tupari Late Harvest Riesling 2014

    £17.75

    £17.75

    Once upon a time, Riesling was the Germanyist of German grapes, in all of Germany. Storming down the Autobahn in a bl...
  • Tupari Riesling 2013

    Tupari Riesling 2013

    £17.00

    £17.00

    If you're a grape, looking for an ideal home, it's a case of location location location. The best locations will suit...
  • Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Now £12.50

    Was £15.50

    £12.50

    You probably think you already know all about Marlborough Sauvignons; like a well-fitting pair of boots. They're comf...

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