MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
Wines as spectacular as the land they come from.
Flaxbourne wines come from New Zealand, a spectacular country where the land extends over the rolling foothills of the mountains to the rugged coastlines of the South Pacific Ocean. New Zealand’s climate and the landscape is unique, producing stunning wines with International recognition.
The Merino sheep which features on the Flaxbourne range has a long history in New Zealand and the quality of its Merino wool is world famous. Flaxbourne Station was the largest sheep station in New Zealand in the latter part of the 19th Century, but today the Merino sheep share the countryside with their vines.
DESPITE ITS RELATIVE YOUTH, MARLBOROUGH IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE PREMIUM WINE REGIONS OF THE WORLD.
Located at the north eastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east and towering mountain ranges to the north and south, a broad alluvial plain stretches from the coastline, gradually rising into narrow valleys with favourable northerly aspects.
Whilst geographically diverse, Marlborough’s maritime climate, long cool growing season, and young fertile soils promote intense varietal characters, fresh natural acidity and succulent ripe fruit flavours that the world has quickly embraced.