Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
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.
It all starts in our Marlborough vineyards, in the region famous for introducing elegant, cool climate New Zealand wines to the world. 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 distinct wine that is always crisp, elegant, and refreshing. Uniquely Marlborough and undeniably Oyster Bay.
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand – Awards and Accolades
2023 THE RODEO UNCORKED! INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION, USA - 2023 OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC - AWARDED A DOUBLE GOLD AND RESERVE CLASS CHAMPION
The Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition is the largest wine competition in Texas and showcases some of the world's leading wines.
2023 WINE ENTHUSIAST, USA - 2022 OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC - AWARDED A BEST BUY
Wine Enthusiast Magazine is an indispensable guide to the latest wine trends, ratings and reviews.
2022 JAMES SUCKLING, USA - 2022 OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC - 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 - 2021 OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC - AWARDED 90 POINTS
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is accepted as the world's most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.
2021 JAMES SUCKLING, USA - 2021 OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC - 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.”
2021 SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION, USA - 2020 OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC - AWARDED A GOLD MEDAL
San Antonio Wine Competition is one of the largest wine competitions in Texas and judges wines from all around the world.
2020 MICHAEL COOPER, NEW ZEALAND - 2019 OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC - 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 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand – Technical Information
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc all starts in the vineyard. We treat each vineyard block and parcel of wine individually. The fruit is harvested at optimum maturity, crushed, gently pressed and the juice is clarified.
A long, slow, temperature controlled fermentation and immediate bottling after winemaking retains all the wonderful fruit flavours and aromas present.
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw green in colour with brilliant clarity. A concentration of assertive passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours with an abundant bouquet, it is a white wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 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.