Marlborough

Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough is blessed with a year-round sunny climate and regularly records the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand.

Marlborough is New Zealand's largest grape growing and wine making region with 65 wineries, 290 grape growers and 4,054 hectares in grape production.

Sauvignon Blanc is the region's specialty, but wines made with Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are also highly acclaimed.

Before the wine industry came along, Marlborough's fame lay with its sounds—sunken valleys that are home to all kinds of wonderful bird and sea life, including terns, shags, blue penguins, dolphins and seals.

Admire the spectacular scenery where bush and mountains rise straight from the sea.

Key crops grown: Paeonie