Maven Wines is an exciting new venture based in the heart of Marlborough’s Rapaura area. Maven has achieved critical acclaim in the UK, Europe and Australasia since its launch in 2005 both for its wines and for its innovative brand based around artistic photos of the Marlborough region.
Our Cravens Road vineyard occupies an extremely picturesque site backed by the Richmond Range, with the Wairau River just 200m from the vines. Cravens Creek winds through the vineyard and is an obvious feature. One characteristic is its relative uniformity: its deep silt loam soils, with moderate to high fertility and good water-holding capacity, promote greater consistency in fruit development and maturation.
Maven Wines produces Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Merlot.
Mavens 2007 Sauvignon Blanc won a gold medal at the May 2008 International Wine Challenge in London.
“A relative newcomer to the Marlborough scene, Maven has quickly paved their way through to a notable name by producing stunning Sauvignon Blancs and solid Chardonnays.” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (NZ)
“The Maven Winery was only established in Marlborough’s celebrated Wairau Valley in 2005. It quickly established an excellent reputation and I’ve had my eye on their Sauvignon Blanc for some time — then it went and won a gold medal!” – Nick Juby, Wine Buyer, Tesco Wine Club (UK)|
Our Cravens Road vineyard, in Marlborough, occupies an extremely picturesque site backed by the Richmond Range, with the Wairau River just 200m from the vines. Cravens Creek winds through the vineyard and is an obvious feature. One characteristic is its relative uniformity: its deep silt loam soils, with moderate to high fertility and good water-holding capacity, promote greater consistency in fruit development and maturation.
Due to its uniformity the block was planted in a North/South row orientation to maximise sun exposure using close vine spacings (2.4m rows x 1.8m vines) to reduce the yield per vine (thereby increasing the quality of the fruit). The entire vineyard was hand-planted over a 10-week period in the summer of 2003 resulting in the first small harvest of 2005.
Maven also selects grapes from other local vineyards that can meet its demanding standards, for its award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
Maven Wines is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, a programme to promote environmental best practices and guarantee quality assurance.
- MAVEN PINOT GRIS 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2008, Award Winning Wines)
- MAVEN MARLBOROUGH CHARDONNAY 2008 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2011, Award Winning Wines)
- Maven Premier Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Pure Gold) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
- Maven Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (International Wine Challenge 2007, New Zealand wines - Gold and Silver medals)
- Maven Marlborough 2007 Sauvignon Blanc (International Wine Challenge 2008)