Wither Hills

Sauvignon Blanc

Distinctly Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greens & hints of tropical guava on the nose.

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Pinot Noir

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir has a wonderful core of spice, ripe fragrant plum, brooding forest fruits with silky tannins and good acid balance.

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Rosé of Pinot Noir

Our Wither Hills Rosé of Pinot Noir is refreshing in style with perfumed aromas of strawberries and fresh raspberries.

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Wither Hills Winery

Wither Hills winery lies in the shadow of the majestic Wither Hills, part of Marlborough's southern landmark range. Our vineyards are strategically sited throughout the Wairau Valley sub region of Marlborough with an incredible focus on Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir - varietals that are synonymous with Marlborough. Established in 1994, winemaker Ben Glover has been part of the winemaking team since inception. We have always been dedicated to the philosophy that the best wines are 'created in the vineyard'. Our state-of-the-art winery incorporates both innovation and tradition in our winemaking such as our traditional basket press for Pinot Noir.

Wither Hills is committed to sustainability through our Rarangi wetland conservation program, conversion to organic production in 3 of our vineyards and Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand accreditation.

Our hands-on approach and meticulous attention to detail, ensures we craft a focused range of wines that reflect our unique turangawaewae (place where we stand).

Marlborough, New Zealand

Wither Hills is situated in the Marlborough wine region in the top point of the South Island of New Zealand – a country considered the most isolated wine producing nation in the world. The Marlborough region was formed over 2 million years ago when glaciers in the high country eroded masses of rock debris, later carried down to the coast by melt-water rivers.

There are two major geographical valleys in Marlborough, the Wairau and the Awatere. Wither Hills' 900 acres of estate-owned vineyards at the foot of the Wither Hills are scattered throughout the southern side of the Wairau Valley, Marlborough's primary viticultural haven.

The sunny, free-draining and silty alluvial loam vineyards nestled on the Wairau valley floor reach right up to the upper most northern corner of the region – the site of Wither Hills' Rarangi Vineyard – bordered by the ocean and ecologically rich wetlands.

The general Marlborough climate ensures the vines enjoy a gradual ripening cycle, allowing the full array of complex flavors to develop. The southern side of the Wairau Valley captures the sun's rays throughout the day and is the sunniest location in New Zealand. However the nights are far colder than the Northern side of the Wairau Valley and this area experiences about 5.9 inches less rainfall.

Such a climatic difference contributes greatly to the structure and complexity of the wines. The result is wine which has an optimum balance of fruit and natural acids, while still showcasing distinct Marlborough traits seamlessly melded with each vineyard sites own unique characteristics.

Wither Hills Winery

211 New Renwick Road, RD 2
Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 3520 8284

Wither Hills Website

Sally Williams, Winemaker, Wither Hills

Raised on a family farm in Australia, Sally Williams was instilled with a love of the land at a very early age. Throughout her 13-year journey at Wither Hills as chief winemaker, Sally has continued to cultivate this passion by crafting great wines that showcase a true sense of place. The beautiful canvas of Marlborough serves as her inspiration, and with over a decade of experience Sally has played an integral part in the growth of Wither Hills and the New Zealand wine industry.

Under Sally's leadership Wither Hills has received many prestigious accolades, including "15 of the Best New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs" by the Wall Street Journal, "Top By The Glass Wine" by Wine & Spirits Magazine, and "World's Most Admired Wine Brands 2012" by Drinks International. Sally has also had the pleasure of hosting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during her time at Wither Hills. Her expertise has been sought after for judging numerous international wine competitions, including the Spiegelau International Wine Competition, the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards (2015), and the Marlborough Wine Show.

With a B.A. in Agricultural Science from University of Adelaide, Sally's career has taken her beyond the Marlborough region to vineyards across the globe. During her university days, Sally spent time at Majella Wines in Coonawara, South Australia. She also has experience working at Vasse Felix, the first vineyard and winery to be established in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia; DuMOL in Windsor, California; and Camille Giroud in Burgundy, France (which happens to be Sally's favorite wine region outside of Marlborough).

Outside of winemaking, Sally enjoys spending time with her husband and young family, traveling (usually back to Australia to her family's farm) and making a mess in the kitchen with the amazing produce her husband grows in their backyard.