Marlborough is one of the ten major wine regions in New Zealand. Home to more than 100 wineries supplied by local growers, Marlborough is known for its Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines. In fact, of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc comes from Marlborough.
Vineyards crisscross the sunny Wairau Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand's premier wine-growing district. The sun-drenched, sheltered plains of the valley, with its long autumns and crisp winters, produce a unique grape and more than 70 percent of New Zealand's wine. Photograph by Robert Harding World Imagery/Alamy, December 23, 2014