Foley Family Wines was established in 1996 in the USA and is a major
producer, marketer and distributor of highly acclaimed, handmade wines
from some of the world’s greatest vineyards. In New Zealand, Foley
Family Wines Ltd operates as a publicly listed company operating a wide
range of brands.
Clifford Bay's home is the famed Marlborough winegrowing region on New Zealand’s South Island. Established in 1994 in the Awatere Valley, our name comes from nearby Clifford Bay, the point where the Awatere River meets the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean. To the north are the stunning White Cliffs and beyond that is Cloudy Bay.
Established in 1988 in the Wairau Valley by a group of local winegrowers and enthusiasts, Grove Mill is dedicated to crafting premium wines with minimal environmental impact. Long before sustainability was fashionable, Grove Mill’s founders integrated sustainable practises into their winemaking ethos.
Established in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard is an iconic, pioneering producer of Martinborough with a commitment to the perfection of Pinot Noir. The first winery to plant Pinot Noir grapes in the famed region, today it is home to the oldest vines in the district. Artisan winemaking techniques, along with dedication to land preservation.
Long ago, Martinborough was covered in scrub brush. Russian Jack and pioneers like him, known locally as “swaggers,” worked tirelessly to clear the land and prepare it for us. These rich and fertile lands, now covered in picturesque vineyards, produce world class wines thanks in part to the hard work of these pioneering heroes.
Between the Wairau and Awatere winegrowing valleys of Marlborough lies The Pass. We carefully select fruit from both valleys to showcase the best flavour characteristics Marlborough wines have to offer. Fruit from the Wairau Valley, with its cool, dry climate, combined with that from the Awatere Valley, with a cooler, windier climate, results in the distinct and unforgettable vibrant fruit flavours only found in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
New Zealand wines that are 100% varietal and true, honest expressions of Marlborough's Awatere Valley It's not just the grinding winds from the west or the imposing presence of Tapuae-O-Uenuku, the towering peak that looms over Marlborough's Awatere Valley. It's not just the deep, rocky soils formed millions of years ago by relentless glaciers that molded the landscape. It's not just the arid climate marked by sundrenched days and cold nights. It's the combination of all those things together that shape the inimitable character, flavours and textures of Vavasour wines.