The Scott family roots run deep in Marlborough. Founder Allan Scott was among the first to plant vines in the region, where fellow founder and wife Cathy can trace a five-generation heritage. Today the company is run by their two children, Sara and Josh, who are equally passionate about Marlborough, and making good quality and affordable wines.
Coopers Creek began in Kumeu, West Auckland over 40 years ago, when the New Zealand wine industry was in its infancy. Now an internationally recognised producer, their innovative and pioneering spirit continues as the team crafts a growing range of top-quality, award-winning wines and leads the charge in introducing new grape varieties to New Zealand palates.
Esk Valley Wines
Esk Valley takes winemaking personally. You could call their approach eccentric, they call it analogue. The inspiration for their wines is drawn not only from the perfect growing conditions of Hawkes Bay, but the creative community that Esk Valley has been immersed in for generations. Unhurried, the wines rest in tanks and barrels; building on not just the tastes, smells and textures of the landscape but the creative influences of Hawkes Bay.
Lawson’s Dry Hills
Lawson’s Dry Hills are a relaxed bunch who do jeans not suits, mates not colleagues and morning tea over meetings, but they do take making wine seriously – and it shows. A philosophy based on authenticity, enjoyment and sustainability flows through every bottle and, in addition to making award-winning wines, they have gained some of the most thorough carbon zero and environmental management certifications in the industry.
(Brought to you by the producers of te Pā & Pā Road Wines). Montford Estate is a homage to te Pā’s connection to the land and the generations of caretakers before them. In a nod to the MacDonald family’s farming heritage, Montford Estate offers a true taste and celebration of New Zealand’s rural heartland. Each wine looks to highlight the honest beauty of New Zealand's regions through a focus on sustainable growing practices and kaitiakitanga.
Saint Clair Family Estate
Family-owned Marlborough winery Saint Clair Family Estate was founded by viticulture pioneers Neal and Judy Ibbotson in 1978. Whilst Neal worked his day job as a ‘Farm Consultant and Land Valuer’, Judy planted their very first vineyard with help from friends and children in tow. The vines, the children and the company reputation has grown since then with Saint Clair now synonymous with quality and recognition as a leading producer.
Seifried Family Winemakers
Seifried Family Winemakers is located in sunny Nelson, a region that produces less than 3% of New Zealand’s total wine volume. Size is no barrier for the Seifrieds though, who are passionate champions for their region, including overseas where their wines have won numerous international accolades. Founded by Austrian-born Hermann Seifried and his wife Agnes, their three children have now returned to the vines they grew up amongst to guide the winery into the future.
The Crater Rim
The Crater Rim believes strongly in the motto ‘less is more’. This small boutique winery in the rolling hills of Waipara in North Canterbury specialises in limited qualities of terroir-specific wines from carefully selected sites, where they focus on allowing the character of each vineyard to shine through. This watchful and non-interventionist approach to winemaking produces wines with a proud sense of place – and an ever-increasing number of gold medals.
The Ned (by Marisco Vineyards)
Marisco Vineyards is a family-owned and operated, award-winning Marlborough wine producer. The Ned is the passion project of winemaker Brent Marris, inspired by the iconic peak that was his childhood stomping ground. With vineyards on the banks of the Waihopai River and the Southern Valleys , these wines showcase the vibrant diversity of the Marlborough region and the team’s ‘young at heart’ ethos.
Two Rivers is all about the journey of wine from the vine to the glass. Named after the iconic rivers of Marlborough – the Wairau and Awatere – their mission is to harness the intense fruit flavours of the region in every drop. Local winemaker David Clouston is the founder and driving force behind the brand, which has built a reputation on a bold approach to winemaking and a willingness to push the boundaries for award-winning results.