Kim Crawford Wines

Kim Crawford Wines is the personal vehicle of Kim Crawford, one of New Zealand’s top wine makers. Kim Crawford became involved in wine and wine making while completing a BSc in microbiology and botany at Massey University. ‘It was a revolutionary time for New Zealand winemaking. New varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay – were being planted and the potential was there to be able to drink something other than sherry’. Rather than being situated in one specific area of New Zealand, Kim Crawford Wines is a ‘virtual vineyard’ utilising small selected vineyards in Marlborough, Gisborne and the Hawke’s Bay, where Kim believes the grapes grow best.

Blenheim, Marlborough

The Cellar Door
237 Hammerichs Road,
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

Telephone: + 64 3 570 5252 Ext 2

Summer Hours:
Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Winter Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Waitangi Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day

Our History

The roots of Kim Crawford Wines reach back to 1996 when Kim Crawford and his wife Erica fell in love with the idea of starting a winery. Determined to develop their passion into a reality, Kim and Erica ran the company from a spare room of their home in Central Auckland, New Zealand. Without owning grapevines or tanks, Kim and Erica produced their first 4,000 cases and thereby established Kim Crawford Wines. With incredible speed, Kim Crawford’s powerful, aromatic wines began winning awards and gained a devoted, even fanatical, following. Only two years after launch, Kim Crawford Wines began exporting to the United States. Within four years, the company moved into a state-of-the-art winery in Marlborough and began looking at vineyards to purchase and cultivate.

Just six years after these humble beginnings, Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc made the 2003 Wine Spectator's Top 100 List to roaring acclaim. It made the Top 100 list again in 2005–and then again in 2006 and 2008. And it was also in 2008 that Wine Spectator awarded our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a prestigious ranking of 90+ points...for the seventh year in a row. Today we’re the #1 New Zealand wine in the United States.* Our history and future is one defined by undoing the ordinary. While we share our wines throughout the world, we remember our roots with each and every award we win.

Wine Awards

  • Kim Crawford Te Awanga Chardonnay 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2003, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Tietjen Briant Chardonnay 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2003, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2003 (Liquorland Top 100 2003, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Reka Riesling 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2003, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2006)
  • Kim Crawford Tane 2000 (Liquorland Top 100 2002, Top 100)
  • Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (Liquorland Top 100 2005, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford New Zealand Pinot Gris 2006 (Liquorland Top 100 2006, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Comely Bank Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005 (Liquorland Top 100 2006, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Watershed Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005 (Liquorland Top 100 2006, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Doc's Block, Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2006 (Liquorland Top 100 2007, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Tietjen Vineyard Gisborne Viognier 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Tietjen-Briant Gisborne Chardonnay 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Flowers Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Kim Crawford SP Barrique Fermented,Marlborough Chardonnay 2005 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2006, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Kim Crawford SP Dolly Gisborne Chardonnay 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Kim Crawford SP Tietjen Gisborne Chardonnay 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Kim Crawford SP Flowers Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Kim Crawford SP Small Parcel Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Kim Crawford SP Spit Fire Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Kim Crawford Reka Riesling 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Kim Crawford SP Tietjen Gisborne Chardonnay 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2008, Gold and Trophy Winners)
  • Kim Crawford SP Spit Fire Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2008, Gold and Trophy Winners)
  • Kim Crawford Hawkes Bay Merlot 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Limited Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Small Parcels Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Regional Reserve Merlot 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Reserve Pinot Gris 2013 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2014, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford "Flowers" Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2002 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2003, Award Winning Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Marlborough Dry Riesling 2002 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Reka Riesling 2002 (Champion Medium Sweet or Sweet Wine) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Kim Crawford SP Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc|Spitfire 2005 (Champion Wine of the Show and Champion Sauvignon Blanc) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Tietjen Gisborne Chardonnay 2005 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford SP SH63 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford SP Small Parcel Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford SP Spitfire Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Marlborough Unoaked Chardonnay 2006 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford SP Tietjen Gisborne Chardonnay 2005 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Small Parcels Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Kim Crawford Small Parcels Methode 2009, Pure Elite Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Crawford Farm Pinot Gris 2008 (International Wine and Spirit 2009)
  • Kim Crawford Boyszone Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Gris 2003 (International Wine Challenge 2004)
  • Kim Crawford Spitfire Mk II SP Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2006)
  • Kim Crawford SP Rise and Shine reek Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006 (International Wine Challenge 2008)
  • Kim Crawford SP Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Kim Crawford Wines SP Small Parcel Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (Bragato Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Kim Crawford Small Parcels Corner 50 Vineyard Hawke's Bay Merlot 2008 TROPHY (Bragato Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)

45 Station Road
Huapai
Auckland

P: +64 9 412 6666

CONTACT: Kim Crawford