The steep cliffs of Makara Coast overlook Cook Strait, which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand and connects the Tasman Sea with the South Pacific Ocean. On land, our vineyards are strongly influenced by this maritime climate, and our Makara wines manifest the unspoiled landscape of New Zealand, with purity of flavor and distinctive regional character.
Makara Sauvignon Blanc, offering extraordinary quality at an exceptional value, is sourced from two valleys within the Marlborough wine region, which is renowned the world over for its outstanding flavor characteristics.
Approximately 70% of our Sauvignon Blanc is from the Wairau Valley with its warmer, wetter climate and shallow, stony and fast-draining soils that create conditions perfectly suited to Sauvignon Blanc. The basic flavor characteristics of passion fruit, flint, gooseberry, capsicum, grapefruit and tropical fruits are what make the Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc unique and celebrated. To insure the wine is beautifully balanced, 30% of our fruit is sourced from the Awatere Valley with characteristics resembling the famous wines of Sancerre in style contributing a crispness, and minerality.
Makara’s compelling packaging evokes an expectation of the crisp, fruity, tropical flavors within the bottle. Enjoy!