Charles Wiffen

The Wiffen family have owned their Marlborough property, St. Clair, since 1907. Situated on the southern side of the Wairau Valley floor, only a short distance from the centre of town, the property has free draining alluvial soils with some pockets of richer soil. The vineyard was first planted in 1980 with the grapes being supplied to other wineries on contract.

In 1997 we celebrated our first release of wine under the Charles Wiffen Label. Since then our wines have been well rewarded and received some great accolades. Winning several trophies has been a definite highlight. The wines are now recognised in the market place for their quality and fruit driven style.

The vineyard now totals 50 hectares, producing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir and we have new plantings of Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer.

Wine Awards

  • Charles Wiffen Marlborough Riesling 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2002, Top 100)
  • Charles Wiffen Late Harvest Riesling 2007 (Trophy) (Liquorland Top 100 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Charles Wiffen Wines Gewurztraminer 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Charles Wiffen Marlborough Chardonnay 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Charles Wiffen Chardonnay 2012 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2014, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Charles Wiffen Marlborough Riesling 2010 (Pure Gold) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Charles Wiffen Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2009 [TROPHY] (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Charles Wiffen Wines Charles Wiffen Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2007 (Bragato Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Charles Wiffen Late Harvest Riesling 2009 (Bragato Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)

1639 Parnassus Road
Cheviot
Canterbury

P: +64 3 319 2826
F: +64 3 319 2829

CONTACT: Charles Wiffen