Marlborough grapes showcase both fresh, vibrant fruit and a crisp, herbaceous character.
Terroir & Vineyards
One of New Zealand’s sunniest and driest regions, with a relatively cool climate, Marlborough provides a long, slow ripening period that intensifies flavors in the fruit. Pronounced daytime-to-nighttime temperature variations allow Marlborough grapes to retain both fresh, vibrant fruit and a crisp, herbaceous character. In the Wairau river valley, the source of Infamous Goose grapes, stony, sandy loam top soil covers deep layers of free-draining shingle. Fast-draining and with low fertility, this soil reduces vigor, yielding instead lush, aromatic, ripe fruit.