One of New Zealand’s most famous wine growing regions is Marlborough. Located at the top of the South Island, it is known throughout the world for producing some of the best Sauvignon Blanc as well as a host of other varietals including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Marlborough wine region is made up three main subregions: Southern Valleys, Wairau Valley and Awatere Valley. Each of these subregions offers something different and that’s what makes the wine from the Marlborough region so diverse and exciting. A combination of cool yet high sunshine climate, low rainfall and free draining, and fertile soil produces uniquely vivid wines and for many visitors to New Zealand, Marlborough is one of the first places they add to their to-do list.