Possibly the world's coolest
Chardonnay.

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay

Elegantly fragrant white peach, vibrant citrus and a delightful creamy texture.

From the famed home of cool climate flavour intensity, Oyster Bay Chardonnay is a delightful breath of fresh air and displays a style of its own. Its assertive and refreshing flavours are captured and partnered with subtle oak, bringing a delicate texture to the wine. No wonder we call it the world’s coolest chardonnay.

Vineyard Locations

 

New Zealand produces world-class Chardonnay, and Marlborough is at the heart of it all as the country’s premier grape-growing region. We’re proud to have two stunning locations in the Marlborough region, producing award-winning Chardonnay as well as other varietals in the Oyster Bay range.

Our Marlborough vineyard locations:

Wairau Valley and Awatere Valley, Marlborough

Click here to find out more about Marlborough vineyards producing our award-winning Oyster Bay Chardonnay.

Winemaking Techniques

 

Our award-winning Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay is made with passion and precision. The fruit is destemmed and lightly pressed, with the free run and pressed juice cold settled to partial clarity, racked into stainless steel fermentation tanks and inoculated with a pure yeast culture. A portion of the ferment is transferred to French oak barriques and allowed a slow temperature controlled fermentation for several weeks. The barrique fermented wine is lees stirred on a weekly basis and matured for a period of months to achieve maximum softness and retention of varietal flavours. The tank fermented portion is held on yeast lees stirred, racked and prepared for final blending. No malolactic fermentation is undertaken, and the resulting wine is then blended and filtered prior to bottling. These techniques have been refined and perfected over time, resulting in a truly spectacular New Zealand Chardonnay.

Chardonnay Characteristics

 

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay is cool climate at its best; fresh and vibrant with aromas of white peach, crisp citrus, a touch of oak and an elegant, creamy texture.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2013, China Wine & Spirits Awards - Best Value 2014
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2013, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014
TOP 100 SCORE CHASERS NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2011
BEST VALUE WHITE WINE UNDER £12
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, International Wine Challenge 2011
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, International Wine Challenge 2011
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2005, San Francisco Wine Competition 2006
BLUE GOLD – TOP 100
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2002, Sydney International Wine Competition 2004
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 1994, International Wine & Spirit Competition 1995
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 1992, International Wine Challenge 1993
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2015, Japan Wine Challenge 2016
COMPLIMENTARY FLAVOURS
Creamy, salty, citrus, fine textured pasta, tempura.
CHARDONNAY FOOD MATCHES

Oyster Bay Chardonnay is the ideal aperitif for wine lovers around the world. While delightful on its own, the wine’s fruit-forward style and balanced acidity is a brilliant complement to full-flavoured dishes such as:

Pan fried fish with butter, chicken Caesar salad, oven roasted or smoked chicken, shrimp cooked on a charcoal grill, pastry, quiche, seafood pasta with a light cream sauce.