Wineries Marlborough Cellar Door

197 Rapaura Rd, Rapaura SI
(03) 577 6794


Astrolabe Wines: Experience the Best Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand Astrolabe Wines is a small family winery located in the north eastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand, just south of the Blenheim township.

Founded in 1996 by seasoned winemaker Simon Waghorn and his wife Jane, this winery boasts a unique name - it is named after the ship that charted and explored the Marlborough Coast in 1827.

Experience the purity and intensity of fruit flavors

Simon Waghorn crafts a range of beautiful wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough region. At Astrolabe Wines, all grapes are sourced from ten families who live on their land and farm sustainably, adding complexity and completeness to the wines. Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Marlborough sub-regions and led the way in the movement towards Marlborough geographical indicators and recognition of the diversity of the sub-regions.

Sustainable wine production practices

Astrolabe Wines is proud to be fully committed to producing wines sustainably, and all aspects of their production are sustainable. Not only does this winery produce some of the best wines in New Zealand, but they also care about preserving their environment. Visitors will definitely enjoy the passion of the family and their team from the vineyard to the bottle.

Sustainable wine tasting experience in a beautiful location

Astrolabe Wines is not only a great destination for wine lovers but also for those who appreciate sustainable practices. Visitors can enjoy a wine tasting experience and learn about the winemaking process from the experts themselves. Located in a beautiful area of New Zealand, this is the perfect destination for those who want to experience the beauty of the Marlborough region while enjoying some of the best wines in the country.

When to go and how to get there

The best time to visit Astrolabe Wines would be from September to February, during the spring and summer seasons when the weather is warm and the days are long. Visitors can reach the winery by car, which will take about 10 minutes south from the Blenheim town center. There are also many bus companies that offer tours to this beautiful region if visitors prefer not to drive.

Overall, Astrolabe Wines is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to experience beautiful scenery, sustainable wine production practices, and the best Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand. Plan your visit now and don't miss out on this extraordinary winery experience!

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Open Days / times: Monday - Friday: 10am - 3pm Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Wine Region: Marlborough

Facilities: Cellar Door

Wine Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc

Brands: Astrolabe, Durvillea

Cases Produced: 50,000-499,999 cases

Established: 1996

Vineyards: 7

Winemaker: Simon Waghorn


197 Rapaura Rd, Rapaura SI

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