“An intimate knowledge of this dramatic southern pocket of Marlborough rewards us with wines of extraordinary elegance, perfume and texture”
Vavasour is the founding winery of Marlborough’s smaller, cooler Awatere Valley.
In 1986, the Awatere was a distant landscape dotted with sheep and thought too extreme for vines, so Vavasour had the pick of the Valley. That risk was rewarded: right from the start, intense layers of flavour declared a unique presence that demanded international attention. Vavasour put the Awatere on the map as a sub-region to note.