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.
New Zealand produces world-class Chardonnay and Marlborough is at the heart of it all as the country’s premier grape-growing region. Marlborough’s warm days and cool nights create an extended growing season allowing the grapes to develop strong, intense varietal characteristics whilst maintaining a balanced, crisp natural acidity. The result is a sublime expression of fruit purity from Marlborough’s unique cool climate and soils. No wonder its called the world’s coolest Chardonnay.
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay, New Zealand – Awards and Accolades
2023 CHINA WINE AND SPIRITS AWARD - 2021 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED A DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
The CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China.
2023 WINE ENTHUSIAST, USA - 2021 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED A BEST BUY
Wine Enthusiast Magazine is an indispensable guide to the latest wine trends, ratings and reviews.
2022 JAMES SUCKLING, USA - 2021 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED 90 POINTS
James Suckling spent nearly 30 years as Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator. Rated by Forbes as “one of the world’s most powerful wine critics."
2022 INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE, UNITED KINGDOM - 2020 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED 93 POINTS
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is accepted as the world's most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.
2020 MICHAEL COOPER, NEW ZEALAND - 2018 OYSTER BAY CHARDONNAY - AWARDED 4 OUT OF 4 STARS
Michael Cooper, New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine writer whose work includes the Wine Atlas of New Zealand. In the 2004 New Year Honours, Michael was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to wine writing.
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay, New Zealand – Technical Information
Oyster Bay Chardonnay truly captures the character of Marlborough with pure, incisive, ripe fruit flavours. A combination of barrel and tank fermentation, the stirring of yeast lees and a portion of malolactic fermentation achieves maximum softness, integration and texture.
Clonal influences in the vineyard are very important, providing smaller berries and enhanced flavour intensity. The result is the delicious Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay with concentrated aromas and flavours of ripe citrus and stonefruit, balanced with subtle oak, and a creamy texture to finish.
A sublime expression of fruit purity from Marlborough’s unique cool climate and soils.
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay, New Zealand – Winemaking Techniques
Our winemaking philosophy is to capture the special character of New Zealand’s cool climate viticulture – to consistently produce distinctly regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours.
The flavours we love so much are there from the moment we pick the grapes. They come from the unique cool climate and ancient soils where our vines grow and we work hard, using a science and a love of the land to create remarkable flavours in every bunch.
We call these elegant and assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours.
Uniquely New Zealand, undeniably Oyster Bay.