Our Story

As a family company, still entirely New Zealand owned, our vision and
passion is to become one of the world’s truly great Super-Premium winemakers.

Proudly, our very first vintage won gold and the coveted Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for ‘Best Sauvignon Blanc of the

Competition’ at the 22nd International Wine & Spirit Competition in London in 1991. Since this time Oyster Bay has continued to define the very stature and style of New Zealand wines.

Oyster Bay takes its name from the local Oyster Bay in Marlborough, on the tip of New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Oyster Bay’s reputation has been built from vines grown in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, now recognised as one of the great wine-
growing regions of the world.

By being among the first to recognise the wine-growing potential of Marlborough, we were able to secure the very best locations within one of the world’s greatest wine-producing regions to plant our vines.

If Marlborough was the birthplace of Oyster Bay; then Hawke’s Bay, on the east coast of the North Island, is now our second home. No other region in New Zealand produces

Merlots with such intensity and elegance, and Oyster Bay’s vineyards are regarded as some of the region’s best.

Our winemaking philosophy to produce elegant and assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours, can be traced through every single step of the winemaking process, from the painstaking way we choose our vines and vineyards to the exact moments we choose to plant, pick and process our grapes.

It all comes back to you. Without you, our wines would be a passion unfulfilled, for our passion at Oyster Bay is to share the unique attributes, quality and style of some of New Zealand’s most sought-after, Super-Premium wines with those as passionate as us.