Story: Marlborough region

Marlborough vineyards and grape varieties, 2009

Marlborough vineyards and grape varieties, 2009

A survey in 2009 showed that Marlborough dominated the New Zealand grape and wine industry, and that the sauvignon blanc grape dominated Marlborough. Marlborough accounted for 57% of all vineyard hectarage, and 76% of its hectarage was planted with sauvignon blanc grapes. The second-largest area of vineyards was in Hawke’s Bay (14%); the second-largest grape plantings in Marlborough were pinot noir (10%).

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - The grape revolution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016