Founded in 1996 and named after the ship that in 1827 charted and explored the Marlborough Coast, Astrolabe wines were created by seasoned winemaker Simon Waghorn together with his wife Jane. Simon crafts a range of beautiful wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough region. All grapes are sourced from ten families who live on their land and farm sustainably. These carefully chosen sites add complexity and completeness in the wines. Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Marlborough sub-regions. He led the way in the movement towards Marlborough geographical indicators and recognition of the diversity of the sub-regions. Whether bottled alone or blended as part of the Marlborough classic all Simon’s skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough.
Astrolabe Wines is proud to be fully committed to producing wines sustainably. All aspects of our production are sustainably certified under the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme, including all vineyards, the winery and the bottling line.
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