At the heart of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley lies the original Ribbonwood Block. Located
just north of the Renwick township on Conders Bend Road, the 15 year old vines are planted
on an unusual east-west direction, the resulting shade on the south side of each row produces
more herbaceous fruit than other sites in Marlborough. The fruit from this vineyard, and
that from carefully selected sites nearby, is essential for producing the expressive aromatic
and vibrant fruit flavour components for which Ribbonwood wine has become known.
The wines | As an expression of Ribbonwood's
ongoing commitment to the environment, Ribbonwood wines are produced in a modern Marlborough
Made from fruit taken from a selection of Wairau Valley sites, this is a vibrant expressive
wine with a signature mineral note. Click to read more (pdf) >>
Made from well ripened fruit grown on stony, river bed soils, elegance and delicacy are
as important as flavour expression with this wine. Click to read more (pdf) >>
Made from fruit grown on a mixture of soil types, richness, texture and weight are as important
as fruit expression with this wine. Click to read more (pdf) >>
Made from hand-harvested fruit grown on a mixture of stony river bed and more clay-rich
soils, this wine is matured for 10 months in French oak. Click to read more (pdf) >>
The trees | The New Zealand
Lowland Ribbonwood (Plagianthus betulinus) has attractive flowers and is often found
on riverbanks and at the edge of native forests. Over the last ten years we have planted in
excess of 1,000 native shrubs and trees to enhance both our winery wastewater treatment processes
and the biodiversity of our vineyard. More recently, we designed the Ribbonwood packaging
to embrace light-weight bottles and recycled cartons, further reducing our carbon footprint.
Since vintage 2009 we have been accredited for achieving 100% environmentally sustainable
vineyard and winery practices.