Marlborough Wine Region, Blenheim, on the South Island of New Zealand..
Line of vines in the Awatere Valley. Awatere Valley is the smaller of two sub-regions within the famous Marlborough wine region in the South Island, New Zealand. It lies south-east of the region's main wine-growing area, the Wairau Valley....The Marlborough wine region is New Zealand's largest wine producer. The Marlborough wine region has earned a global reputation for viticultural excellence since the 1970s. It has an enviable international reputation for producing the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. It also makes very good Chardonnay and Riesling and is fast developing a reputation for high quality Pinot Noir. Of the region's ten thousand hectares of grapes (almost half the national crop) one third are planted in Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough, New Zealand, 13th February 2011. Photo Tim ClaytonAdd to Cart Add to Lightbox Download