Giesen Wine Estate

Giesen Wines have been exclusively produced in New Zealand for over 30 years. While our first vineyard was in Burnham, just outside of Christchurch, the Giesen brothers had their eyes on the Marlborough region, owing to the area’s exceptional climate and diverse soils. By 1993, they had purchased a dairy farm and converted it to a vineyard, marking the largest development of its kind at the time.

After years of growth, today we personally own and manage 700 acres of vineyards in Marlborough. In addition, we developed long-term partnerships with some of the region’s best growers to allow us to produce a diverse range of wines.

Located in a picturesque corner of New Zealand’s South Island, our 13 vineyards are situated throughout the Marlborough region, which is distinguished by the bordering mountain ranges and fertile ancient riverbed soil. As many wine lovers already know, the climate and Terroir of a region can drastically alter the taste and tone of a wine. Marlborough’s cool nights and sunny days allow our grapes to have an extended ripening period, resulting in a zesty, fruity flavour. Wairau Valley is marked by its shallow, low fertility soils that drain quickly. This makes for a particularly unique wine, enhancing the tasting experience with every sip.

CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE

Great wine is meant to be enjoyed in a wonderful setting – and what better place could there be to enjoy Giesen Wines than our own cellar door?

A visit to the Giesen Wines Cellar Door will give you a taste of what it means to be a part of our family. You’ll have the opportunity to share a glass with a member of our extended family and learn about the Giesen brothers’ personal passion for the winemaking industry, fine food and what the Marlborough region has to offer.

Sample our full range of wine as well as Cellar Door-exclusive vintages, including experimental wines, back vintages, and newly released varieties like our award-winning Fuder range. Choose from a selection of platters showcasing some of the regions stunning produce and settle in front of our fireplace and meet new friends in the winter, or take in the splendour of the Marlborough area in our beautifully maintained courtyard in the summer. We invite you to be our guest and truly experience the meaning of great wine, great food and great times at the Giesen Wines Cellar Door.

Enjoy Giesen Wines and share one of our famous platters.

Open 7 days 10am – 4.30pm

Wine Awards

CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS 2014
  • The Brothers Pinot Noir 2012 - DOUBLE GOLD
CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS 2015
  • Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – GOLD
ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2015
  • The Brothers Gewurztraminer 2014 – GOLD
  • The Fuder Matthews Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – GOLD
  • Single Vineyard Ridge Block Pinot Noir – 2013 – GOLD
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2015
  • The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2013 – GOLD
SPIEGELAU INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2015
  • Estate Pinot Gris 2015 – GOLD
  • The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – GOLD
  • The Brothers Gewurztraminer 2014 – GOLD
CUISINE 2015
  • The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 5 Star + Best Buys
  • The August Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 4.5 Stars
DECANTER 2015
  • Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah 2012 – GOLD & New Zealand Red Rhone Varietals over 15 pound Trophy
SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2014
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2014
  • Single Vineyard Waihopai Pinot Noir 2012 – BLUE-GOLD
CAMERON DOUGLAS MASTER SOMMELIER 2015 REVIEWS
  • Single Vineyard Clayvin Pinot Noir 2012 – 5 STARS
  • The Fuder Dog Point Chardonnay 2012 – 5 STARS
  • The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 4.5 STARS
  • Single Vineyard Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2013 – 4.5 STARS

26 Rapaura Rd
Blenheim
Marlborough

P: +64 3 344 6270

CONTACT: Theo, Alex & Marcel Giesen