A zest for the extraordinary.

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Enticing citrus notes and tropical flavours – youthful, elegant and fresh with a lingering, zesty finish.

The wine that started it all. The first Oyster Bay. Which happened to win the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. Its brilliant clarity, extraordinary aromatic flavours and refreshing zest are both thrilling and enthralling. Flavours that are uniquely Marlborough, and undeniably Oyster Bay.

Vineyard Locations

 

The Marlborough region is famous for its vibrant Sauvignon Blanc; the varietal that introduced elegant cool climate New Zealand wines to the world. We’re proud to be at the heart of the region with two locations in Marlborough where we produce award-winning Sauvignon Blanc 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 the Marlborough vineyards producing Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc.

Winemaking Techniques

 

Our winemaker’s role is to capture the vibrant fruit flavours of our Sauvignon Blanc berries in every glass and our winery has been specifically designed for the production of cool-climate wines. Throughout harvest, fruit is selected from progressively later ripening vineyard blocks, commencing with the stonier free-draining sites. Upon receipt to the winery, the grapes are destemmed and transferred to the tank presses where the free-run juice is separated and the remaining fruit lightly pressed. The juice is then clarified to a clear state, racked into stainless steel fermentation tanks and then inoculated with a select range of yeasts for added complexity and aromaticity. A slow, temperature controlled fermentation is undertaken and after a short period of yeast lees contact, the wine is racked for final blending, then bottled young to ensure that the fresh, crisp and elegant varietal characters are retained. Here’s to our multi award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, famous the world over.

Sauvignon Blanc Characteristics

 

Sauvignon Blanc is a versatile white grape and its characteristics can vary depending on the region in which it’s produced. Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc takes on the magical flavours of passion fruit, bright citrus and gooseberry, with a zesty finish.

90 POINTS – BEST BUY
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Wine Enthusiast 2015
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014, TexSom International Wine Competition 2015
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014, TexSom International Wine Competition 2015
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014, China Wine Spirit Awards 2014
TOP 110 WINNING WINE
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition 2014
CLASS CHAMPION
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Houston Rodeo Wine Competition 2014
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, The China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, International Wine for Oysters Competition 2012
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012
GOLD MEDAL (2ND RUNNDER UP TO GRAND CHAMPION)
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006, International Wines for Oysters Competition 2006
GOLD MEDAL (BEST OF SHOW WHITE TABLE WINE)
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2003, Toronto Wine & Cheese Show 2004
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1990, Sydney International Winemakers’ Competition 1991
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1990, International Wine & Spirit Competition 1991
MARQUIS DE GOULAINE TROPHY
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1990, International Wine & Spirit Competition 1991
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Cincinnati Wine Festival Competition 2014
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014, China Wine and Spirits Awards 2016
GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015, SAKURA Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
COMPLIMENTARY FLAVOURS
Creamy, salty, cayenne, spice, wasabi, tropical, citrus, coriander, Thai flavours.
SAUVIGNON BLANC FOOD MATCHES

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect food match for summery salads, fresh seafood and a variety of Asian flavours. Try pairing Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc with any of these delicious dishes:

Fresh pan fried fish, oysters, salads, canapés, smoked salmon, sashimi, pan seared scallops, spinach and ricotta stuffed cannelloni, pad Thai, oven roasted asparagus with shaved parmesan.