Sometimes the world really
is your oyster
Our winemaking philosophy is to capture the special character of New Zealand’s cool climate viticulture – to consistently produce distinctly regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours.
The flavours we love so much are there from the moment we pick the grapes. They come from the unique cool climate and ancient soils where our vines grow and we work hard, using a science and a love of the land to create remarkable flavours in every bunch.
The flavours take a whole season to create but can disappear in a moment.
Our winemaker’s role is to capture this flavour in every glass. What sounds a little aggressive and simple, is in reality, gentle and complex. Each vineyard parcel, as we call them, are made individually to capture their own character. Our winemakers skillfully blend these to make a wine with complexity and of course, real personality. Our uncompromising attention to detail captures and retains fresh, incisive, cool climate fruit flavours and enables us to express the individual character and complexity of each region in our wine.
We call these elegant and assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours.
Uniquely New Zealand, undeniably Oyster Bay.
Nestled at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, Marlborough is one of the world’s most distinctive and exciting wine regions, its exquisite Sauvignon Blanc launching the country onto the international wine stage in the 1980s and now home to some of the world’s most remarkable cool climate wines.
There’s a lot to be said for a place that can create a world-class cool climate, sparkling wine, aromatic and refreshing and stunning, elegant Merlot. This incredible diversity of wines and flavour speaks of the region’s diversity itself.
Oyster Bay wines capture the special character of New Zealand
… elegant, assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours.
Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand was established by the New Zealand Wine Industry body New Zealand Winegrowers.
This body provides the framework for companies to continually work towards improving all aspects of their performance in terms of environmental, social, and economic sustainability in both the vineyard and the winery. Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand was developed to:
Provide a best practice model of environmentally friendly practices in the vineyard and winery
Guarantee better quality assurance from the vineyard through to the bottle
Create a framework for viticulture and winemaking practices that protect the environment while efficiently and economically producing premium wine grapes and wine
Provide a format of continual improvement to ensure vineyards and wineries operate with a goal of improving their operational practices
Act as a vehicle for technology transfer so that companies are kept informed of new technology and its application
Provide an audit structure that has integrity and rigor to comply with market expectations.