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

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.

Sauvignon Blanc Characteristics

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc takes on the magical flavours of passion fruit, bright citrus and gooseberry, with a zesty finish.

GOLD
2018 Vintage, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Rodeo Uncorked 2019
GOLD
2017 Vintage, SAKURA Japan Women's Wine Awards 2018
GOLD
2017 Vintage, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition 2018
GOLD
2017 Vintage, Mundus Vini 2017
90 POINTS – BEST BUY
2016 Vintage, Wine Enthusiast 2017
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2015 Vintage, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
GOLD MEDAL
2015 Vintage, SAKURA Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016
GOLD MEDAL
2014 Vintage, China Wine and Spirits Awards 2016
90 POINTS – BEST BUY
2015 Vintage, Wine Enthusiast 2015
GOLD MEDAL
2014 Vintage, TexSom International Wine Competition 2015
GOLD MEDAL
2014 Vintage, TexSom International Wine Competition 2015
GOLD MEDAL
2014 Vintage, China Wine Spirit Awards 2014
TOP 110 WINNING WINE
2013 Vintage, Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition 2014
GOLD MEDAL
2013 Vintage, Cincinnati Wine Festival Competition 2014
CLASS CHAMPION
2013 Vintage, Houston Rodeo Wine Competition 2014
GOLD MEDAL
2013 Vintage, The China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014
GOLD MEDAL
2012 Vintage, International Wine for Oysters Competition 2012
GOLD MEDAL
2012 Vintage, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012
GOLD MEDAL (2ND RUNNDER UP TO GRAND CHAMPION)
2006 Vintage, International Wines for Oysters Competition 2006
GOLD MEDAL (BEST OF SHOW WHITE TABLE WINE)
2003 Vintage, Toronto Wine & Cheese Show 2004
GOLD MEDAL
1990 Vintage, Sydney International Winemakers’ Competition 1991
GOLD MEDAL
1990 Vintage, International Wine & Spirit Competition 1991
MARQUIS DE GOULAINE TROPHY
1990 Vintage, International Wine & Spirit Competition 1991
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 our 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.