2023 Landmark Series

This one's for all the wine geeks out there. This Marlborough Sauvy is actually a Sur Lie (French for 'on the lees'). If you know what lees ageing is, then ya know. But if you don't, Sur lie is the process of allowing a finished wine to continue to sit on the lees during fermentation in order to extract all those yummy complex flavours. So if you wanna geek it up, that's fine. We love our Landmark Sauvy 'cause it tastes so damn bloody awesome.



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Our Landmark Series wines are a step up in class and showcase specific sub regions or vineyards where we produce them - hence the 'Landmark' label. Every story has a beginning, and so it is important to us to recognise the place from where our wines began their journey. That's key to our Landmark Series.

Expert Opinion

95 Points (5 Stars)

2023 Vintage

"It’s fabulously aromatic on the nose, showing feijoa, kiwifruit, honeydew melon and kaffir lime characters, followed by a concentrated palate delivering awesome fruit purity and power. Wonderfully expressed with loads of delicious flavours. At its best: now to 2027."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

95/100 (5 Stars)

2022 Vintage

"Dynamic and exuberant, the wine shows kiwifruit, feijoa, passionfruit and lemon/lime zest aromas on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate delivering awesome power and persistency. Varietally pure and packed with delectable flavours finishing long and refreshing. At its best: now to 2026."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

94 Points (5 Stars)

2021 Vintage

"Classically styled and expressed showing mango, citrus peel, feijoa and kiwifruit characters on the nose, followed by a powerfully flavoursome palate offering terrific fruit intensity and vibrancy. Mouth-watering and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2025."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


2021 Vintage

"Initial impression verges on luscious, but the fine, lively acidity kicks in and balances subtle sweetness and gives the wine a crisp, dry finish. A tangy sauvignon with pleasing purity and an ethereal texture."

Bob Campbell - The Real Review

94 Points (5 Stars)

2020 Vintage

"Pristine and gorgeously fragrant, the wine shows passionfruit, kiwifruit, nectarine and kaffir lime characters on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that is intensely flavoured and persistent. Instantly appealing and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2022."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

90 Points (4 Stars)

"Soft, rather mellow and moderately concentrated sauvignon blanc with tropical fruit, capsicum, guava and pineapple flavours supported by gently tangy acidity."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review


We love Sur Lie (French for "on the lees"), as it extracts flavour and enriches the palate. Lees ageing (6 months) prior to bottling has developed mid-palate weight adding to the intense fruit characters as well as greater depth and complexity. The fruit is sourced exclusively from our Fareham Lane vineyard, hand harvested and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless settle tanks after gentle pressing. We have used the best strains of yeast most suited to the distinctive aromatics of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

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