Nautilus Estate

A small, family-run winery in the incredibly beautiful Marlborough region of New Zealand’s stunning South Island, the Nautilus Estate winery has over 25 years’ experience in producing exclusive Marlborough wines for guests to sample and drink. Treat yourself to some of the best Marlborough wines in the most gorgeous of settings.

Nautilus pride themselves on their carefully crafted, textured and expressive wines. Their unerring devotion to viticulture and winemaking means they have long been perfecting their methodology and creation of the wines to achieve layers of complexity, and a wealth of texture.

Nautilus’ philosophy is that wine is good by itself, but it’s even better when partnered with a luscious meal. With this in mind, winemaker Clive Jones prides himself on producing food-friendly wine, something he sees as being quintessential in any good wine. Make sure to check the winery’s calendar to see when their next wine dinner is, and experience an expertly crafted marriage of food and wine.

The Nautilus Estate offers a serene hideaway for locals and tourists alike. Although small, their winemaking facilities are state-of-the-art, leading to some of the finest Marlborough wines available.

Tasting Room

Nautilus Estate welcomes visitors daily in summer from 10am - 5pm and in winter from 10.30am - 4.30pm. The Estate's imposing winery was inspired by traditional 'Kentucky barn' architecture and provides a stable temperature environment for wine processing and storage. The cellar door area makes extensive use of the natural curves found in the shape of the Nautilus shell and incorporates an underground cellar for storage of library wines in optimum storage conditions.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be at hand to greet guests at the cellar door. Our staff are keen to guide you through their products and help you to find the right one for you, so don’t be afraid to ask. Nautilus’ cellar door has been recognised as one of the top 10 cellar doors in the entire Marlborough region for several years running, and received a gold award for their excellent customer service. Cheese platters featuring artisan New Zealand cheeses specially chosen are available for tasting which you can sample with some of the award-winning wines.

If you are really keen to see exactly what goes on in a modern, award-winning winery, personalised tours are available through prior appointment where you can learn an abundance with a passionate tour guide.

Wine Awards

  • Nautilus Estate Pinot Noir 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2004, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay 2005 (Liquorland Top 100 2007, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2003 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Noir 2002 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Nautilus Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Nautilus Estate Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV TROPHY (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2011 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Nautilus Estate Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV (Royal Easter Wine Show 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2014, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Nautilus Estate Cuvee Marlborough NV. (Sydney International Wine Competition 2002, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2003 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2006, Award Winning Wines)
  • NAUTILUS CUVEE MARLBOROUGH BRUT NV (Sydney International Wine Competition 2010, Award Winning Wines)
  • NAUTILUS ESTATE CUVEE MARLBOROUGH BRUT NV (Sydney International Wine Competition 2011, Award Winning Wines)
  • NAUTILUS ESTATE - MARLBOROUGH BRUT CUVEE METHODE TRADITIONNELLE LATE DISGORGED - NV (Sydney International Wine Competition 2012, Award Winning Wines)
  • NAUTILUS ESTATE - MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC - 2010 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2012, Award Winning Wines)
  • NAUTILUS ESTATE - CUVEE MARLBOROUGH BRUT (Sydney International Wine Competition 2013, Award Winning Wines)
  • NAUTILUS ESTATE - MARLBOROUGH CHARDONNAY - 2011 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2013, Award Winning Wines)
  • Nautilus Marlborough Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2001 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Nautilus Four Barriques Pinot Noir 2007 CHAMPION EXHIBITION RED (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010 (Pure Gold) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay 2010 (Pure Gold) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Nautilus Cuvée Brut NV, Pure Elite Gold and TROPHY (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2006)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (International Wine Challenge 2009)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris, 2009 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2008 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2009 (International Wine Challenge 2011, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Nautilus Estate Marlborough Chardonnay, 2010 GOLD (International Wine Challenge 2012, Gold Medal Winners)

12 Rapaura Road
Renwick
Marlborough

P: +64 3 572 9364
F: +64 3 572 9374

CONTACT: Nautilus Estate