You walk under a vine-covered pergola and past a tranquil water feature to reach the aesthetically pleasing Marlborough outpost of New Zealand’s most awarded winery. There’s a huge range of wines available to sample and buy at this cellar door, but the friendly staff are enthusiastic about guiding you.
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There are a number of wines available for sale at the cellar door that you will not find anywhere else in the country. Of particular interest is the R&D series – a range of special, small-parcel wines produced to show the extensive ability of Marlborough. An oak-aged 2007 sauvignon blanc is just one of the rarities you can purchase here.
It isn’t hard to see why the Taylors Pass Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are consistent award-winners – the 2012 chardonnay topped Cuisine’s 2014 NZ chardonnay tasting. Both are layered, textural, delicious wines with exceptional concentrated fruit flavours.