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From its very first vintage, which won gold and the coveted Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for ‘Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Competition’ at the 22nd International Wine & Spirit Competition in London in 1991, Oyster Bay has continued to define the very stature and style of New Zealand wines.

Described more recently by leading London wine writer, Giles Kime, as “pretty close to being the elusive stuff of dreams”, Oyster Bay takes its name from the local ‘Oyster Bay’ on the tip of New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Oyster Bay’s reputation has been built from vines grown in Marlborough’s central Wairau Valley now recognised as one of the great wine growing regions of the world. With its cool, sunny, maritime climate and its shallow, stony soils etched across great alluvial plains by ancient glaciers, Marlborough is described in Oz Clarke’s Wine Atlas as “.one of the greatest places on earth to grow vines, producing some of the world’s most remarkable wines.”

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