Clifford Bay Estate

About

Our home is the famed Marlborough winegrowing region on New Zealand’s South Island. Our name comes from nearby Clifford Bay. To the north are the stunning White Cliffs and beyond that is Cloudy Bay. Since our first vintage in 1997 we have worked diligently to produce fruit-driven wines that are finely balanced, refreshing and pure.

Location Description

Located at the eastern entrance of the Cook Strait and the Tasman Sea.

Features

  • New Zealand to the Core.

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Practices & Techniques

We are focused on preserving both varietal character and regional accuracy in all of our wines. Our winemaking regime has evolved to emphasize the inherent freshness, balance and structure of our fruit. After harvest, the white grapes are gently pressed, fermented and aged in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to ensure freshness, bright aromatics, lush textures and balance. For Pinot Noir we use a combination of traditional and modern methods to emphasize both flavour and elegance. Our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are aged exclusively in French oak.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

We harvest fruit from both estate and grower vineyards located in Marlborough’s two marquee regions: the Awatere and Wairau Valleys. All of our vineyards are Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand certified.

Awatere Valley:

This region takes its name from the local river and is the cooler of the two regions. It features a unique stony Greywacke alluvium soil that is well draining and ideal for grapes. Wines from Awatere tend to be high toned, ethereal, vibrant and minerally.

Wairau Valley:

Located to the north of Awatere, this region derives its name from the Wairau River which flows from the mountains in the west to the ocean at Cloudy Bay. It possesses shallow, stony, fast-draining soils that encourage low yields and powerful, bracing wines.

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Address

Redwood Pass Road
Awatere Valley, Blenheim
New Zealand

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