Located in the Awatere Valley region of Marlborough, Yealands Estate is arguably the most ambitious family-owned vineyard enterprise in New Zealand. Winner of the New Zealand wine producer of the year and numerous other awards and accolades. Founder Peter Yealand’s trademark “can do” attitude is the stuff of legend. Happiest working the land at the controls of a bulldozer or digger, Peter has a track record of making pioneering, innovative plans come to fruition – and his successes have been chronicled in a book “A Bloke For All Seasons – the Peter Yealands story”.
He has developed seven of his own vineyard sites in Marlborough, plus several others under contract for other companies. Whilst the majority of the vineyard developments were planted with New Zealand’s world renowned Sauvignon Blanc vines, Peter was one of the first to plant alternative varietals like Grüner Veltliner and Viognier in Marlborough.
This is a much more elegant style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. On the nose its classic citrus with hints of lemon and lime and the palate has excellent freshness and vibrant acidity. Its got a slightly grassy, herbal note and has incredible length and structure of flavour. It belies the price point, this is a great example of the style.
Pan Fried Cod with sun dried tomatoes and fresh asparagus.