Three wineries that blaze the trail for New Zealand wine

KIM CRAWFORD is one of New Zealand’s most exciting and innovative wine producers. Since starting out in a small Auckland cottage in New Zealand in 1996, the winery has gained critical acclaim around the globe. For almost 20 years, Kim Crawford has continued to raise the bar of New Zealand wine quality, pioneering new and different things.

KIM CRAWFORD MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Adopting the labor-intensive technique of harvesting individual vineyard blocks separately in lots of small parcels pays dividends for this classic Marlborough sauvignon blanc. Bursting with banana, guava, papaya, pineapple, passionfruit, and lime flavors through to the fleshy, juicy palate, making this a perennial favorite.

KIM CRAWFORD SMALL PARCELS “FIZZ” METHODE TRADITIONNELLE
Vintage sparkling wine made in the same way as Champagne. A classic blend of 60 percent pinot noir (spiced red apple notes, rich body) and 40 percent chardonnay (bright citrus, bracing acidity). Three years of lees aging, similarly to French Vintage Champagne, contributes complex brioche and hazelnut flavors.

NOBILO was founded in 1943 and has an established heritage as one of New Zealand’s leading wineries. “Pure New Zealand” Nobilo wines are a perfect expression of the pristine land of the beautiful Marlborough wine region in the South Island of New Zealand.

NOBILO MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Consistently one of the best value sauvignon blancs from Marlborough thanks to a wonderful selection of winery-owned vineyards. The sites for this wine tend to be in the cooler Awatere Valley of Marlborough, resulting in lots of citrus and fresh herb flavors, and a crisp, refreshing style.

NOBILO ICON MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR
From the prestigious Southern Valleys area of Marlborough, known for producing the region’s most outstanding pinot noir. This label was recently named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the World, unsurprising when you savor its velvety palate and layers of red fruit, spice, and game.

DRYLANDS is one of New Zealand’s first estates to produce sauvignon blanc from the famous Marlborough region. The Drylands Home Block is one of Marlborough’s oldest sauvignon blanc vineyards, planted in 1980 in Marlborough’s esteemed “Golden Triangle” area. Winemaker Darryl Woolley made the first wine from the Home Block in 1983.

DRYLANDS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
From just four special vineyards, including the original Drylands Home Block, and made in the same elegant way by Darryl Woolley as his first vintage off the Drylands block 30 years ago. Passionfruit and pink grapefruit abound, supported by tropical flowers and fruit. Mouth- watering and delicious.

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