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New Zealand's combination of soil, climate and water, innovative pioneering spirit and commitment to quality all come together to deliver pure, intense and diverse experiences. New Zealand is a land like no other.

New Zealand

The country’s combination of soil, climate and water, innovative pioneering spirit and commitment to quality all come together to deliver pure, intense and diverse experiences. Every glass of New Zealand Wine is a world of pure discovery.


There is no wine anywhere in the world that tastes like the wine of Marlborough. Balance, purity and intense flavour set around impressive aroma, distinctive fruit and appealing balanced acidity is unrivalled.

Climate is crucial to the character of Marlborough, so too is the soil. Most of the soils were laid down within the last 14,000 years; carved and eroded by glaciers in the high country and carried down to the coast by snow melt rivers. The composition of these free-draining alluvial soils varies across the region, influenced by the proximity to riverbeds and exposure to wind resulting in a myriad of soil types.

The Wairau Valley

The highly sought-after Wairau Valley is an ancient river bed nestled between two mountain ranges and bordered to the North by Cook Strait. Broadly speaking, this finite sub-region of Marlborough covers cooler, drier inland sites, barren stony, early-ripening sites to sea-breeze moderated coastal sites. Soils are more gravelly to the north nearer the river bed.

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Our Vineyards

Giesen Wines own 13 vineyards, of which 11% are certified organic with BioGro New Zealand. They have been strategically acquired throughout the highly sought after Wairau Valley and maintain strong long-term relationships with some of the Valley’s best growers. This gives us a range of grape growing conditions which ensures we consistently have the finest grapes from the region each vintage.

Clayvin Vineyard

Southern Valleys

Clayvin vineyard is the cornerstone of our premium wine programme. High density, organic, hillside vineyard on clay soil with 30 year old vines, rewards with fruit that has great concentration, structure and tannin overlaid with minerality. Planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Read more


Ridge Block Vineyard

Southern Valleys

Ridge Block Vineyard holds a special place in Giesen’s vineyard holdings. It is not merely the vineyard’s location sitting on the outskirts of Marlborough’s largest town Blenheim just before the Southern Valley’s sub-region begins. The Ridge Block Vineyard is key in Giesen’s programme to grow premium organic grapes that tell the story of their region. The Ridge Block proudly carries... Read more

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Dillons Point Vineyard

Lower Wairau Valley

Certified organic, Dillons Point Vineyard is the backbone of Giesen’s premium Sauvignon Blanc programme. It was the first vineyard purchased by the Giesen brothers in the Marlborough region in 1993. It is one of our most easterly vineyards with a maritime climate influence being close to the ocean, it is planted 100% with Sauvignon Blanc. Read more

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Matthews Lane Vineyard

Wairau Valley

Our Matthews Lane vineyard is in the heart of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. Made up of two vineyards Hunter and Aitkens, premium Sauvignon Blanc is farmed on both. Read more

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Stump Creek Vineyard

Wairau Valley

Stump Creek vineyard is where the Giesen brothers live and host guests when in Marlborough. Like a true rugby loving family they even have a miniature rugby field out the back of their house on the vineyard! Read more

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Sustainability Initiatives

We are committed to environmentally sustainable wine production. For us, sustainability is a constant evolution, which is achieved by continually challenging the way we do things and monitoring and minimising our environmental impact. Read more

Giesen Winery

To ensure we always deliver on our promise of making great wines people love, we continually invest in the latest state-of-the-art equipment. Our winery set up allows us to vinify separate parcels right up until blending. We use a mix of oak barrels, including the unique 1,000L German Fuder barrels. Read more

Cellar Door

Our Giesen Cellar Door is nestled amongst vineyards on Rapaura Road in Marlborough. Come and visit us. Read more