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Blicks Lane Vineyards


Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough - New Zealand


Blicks Lane is right in the heart of New Zealand’s famed wine region, Marlborough. It is now in its fifth vintage as a separate project from the Sowland family at Walnut Block. The fruit comes from the certified organic Blicks Lane Block that was first planted in 1996 and sits in the acclaimed Rapaura sub-region of the Wairau Valley. The block has shallow stony clay with alluvial rocks, which is the typical soil type for Marlborough. A combination of rocks and clay lead to the ideal balance of water retention and draining, and the clay soils help to hold nutrients critical for vine growth.

The grapes are de-stemmed and pressed, then slowly fermented in stainless-steel at a cool temperature using carefully selected yeast. After fermentation the wine remains on yeast lees for three months in tank to build richness and mouthfeel. The wine is then racked and fined, filtered and bottled, capturing the essence of the land.


  • Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vineyard: Blicks Lane Block
  • Vine Age: 28-years-old
  • Soil Type: Shallow stony clay with alluvial rocks
  • Viticulture: Certified Organic (Bio-Gro New Zealand)
  • Fermentation: Inoculated – stainless-steel
  • Skin Contact: None
  • Aging: 3 months in stainless-steel
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
  • pH: 3.4
  • Total Acidity: 7 g/L
  • Total SO2: 74 ppm
  • Total Production: 6,200 cases
  • UPC: 9421901116026

Tasting Note

A quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, displaying herbal notes reminiscent of freshly cut chives and hints of passion fruit. Its palate is delicate, underscored by a precise acidity that guides to a crisp and vibrant conclusion.

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