7th June 2024

2024 Vintage Report

Vintage 2024 was another one for the history books, with a hot, dry summer and low rainfall impacting the Marlborough region.

Production levels are similar to the 2021 vintage - a year that was celebrated for its outstanding quality, and we’re excited to see the same high calibre in our 2024 wines.

Several factors contributed to lower yields in Marlborough, with early spring frosts, cooler temperatures during flowering, and prolonged dry conditions and water restrictions throughout summer and the harvest period.

I’m particularly excited about the 2024 Sauvignon Blancs - these are looking incredible, with ripe, powerful flavours and the vibrant acidity Marlborough is world famous for.

The Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blancs are exhibiting a tropical profile, with guava and musky passionfruit notes, while the Awatere Valley – and specifically our Seaview Sauvignon Blancs, have ripe greens, lifted thyme, and kaffir lime leaf. On the palate, they are powerful yet poised, demonstrating natural balance and harmony.

One of the standout varieties this season is the Pinot Gris. From early tastings the Gris’ are showing incredible flavour profiles, including pear drop, fresh fig and hints of Ginger Flower, promising a richly textured and aromatic wine.

The unique seasonal conditions of vintage 2024 have produced wines of exceptional quality and we are excited to share them with the world.

Cheers!

Natalie Christensen, Chief Winemaker

Share via:
You may also like
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard
Pinot Noir
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard
Sauvignon Blanc
Wildflowers
it's something that we work at every day.
Sustainability is at the core of everything we do