Vines at sunset with a stunning mountain range back drop in the Marlborough Wine Region, Blenheim, South Island of New Zealand.
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, 10th February 2011. Photo Tim Clayton