Sauvignon Blanc makes up ~78% of Aotearoa’s total wine production, with 90% of it grown in Marlborough - the home of Sauvignon Blanc. New Zealand’s first Sauvignon Blanc vines were planted in Marlborough 50 years ago, and although that’s young in wine years, the region stands shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the world, and is responsible for putting New Zealand on the world wine map.
Globally recognised for its quality and big flavours, Sauvignon Blanc is NZ’s #1 wine varietal, with the USA and UK our biggest export markets. Nationally, the wine industry is worth around $2.3b, and with 315 million litres exported in 2023, it is now our 5th largest export.
Yealands x Sauv
Albeit young, Yealands has achieved a lot in its short fifteen years producing wine in the rugged Awatere Valley sub-region of Marlborough. With a range of Sauvignon Blanc to suit every palate and budget, it's always thrilling to see our wine earning awards and medals at respected international and local competitions such as Decanter World Wine Awards, International Wine Challenge, London Wine Competition, National Wine Awards of Aotearoa and Marlborough Wine Show.
Yealands Chief Winemaker Natalie Christensen was also named White Winemaker of the Year at the 2023 International Wine Challenge, the first Kiwi winemaker in 15 years to receive this accolade.
Refreshing, crisp and full of flavour - we're passionate about Sauv and believe it should be THE drink of choice every summer, everywhere! Follow Yealands on social media this summer as we celebrate our favourite varietal with fun facts, tastings and giveaways.
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