• Vicarage Lane Chardonnay

  • Origin

    Chardonnay Grapes Used By Vicarage Lane Wines In Blenheim Marlborough NZ

    Chardonnay grape variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France. The Chardonnay grape itself is neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the wine being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France, to New World Wines with oak and tropical fruit flavors.

    In cool climates, such as Chablis, Chardonnay wine tends to be medium to light body with noticeable acidity and flavors of green plum, apple, and pear.

    In warmer locations, such as Marlborough region of New Zealand, the flavors become more citrus, peach, and melon. Wines that have gone through malolactic fermentation tend to have softer acidity and fruit flavors with buttery mouthfeel and hazelnut notes.

  • Vicarage Lane Marlborough Chardonnay 2018


    • Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars, “It is beautifully ripe and nicely lifted on the nose showing peach, mango, cedar and vanilla characters. The palate is succulent and rounded, displaying smooth mouthfeel and creamy texture, leading to a lingering silky finish. A lovely comforting chardonnay. At its best: now to 2021”.
    • Peter Saunders: 5 out of 5 stars, “Dry, well-spined Chardonnay with a generous fruit style just starting to open up.   Fruit shows as ripe and true to region and variety with some light oak condiments. No hurry to enjoy  from Christmas 2018 into the 2020s”

    Harvest: Machine harvested on 1 April 2018.

    Winemaking: Fermented in stainless steel tanks and barrels with selected yeasts. Barrel aged 9 months in 228 litre French barrels, tight grain oak, medium toast, average age 3 years.

    Bottled: August 2018
    Released:  September 2018

    Wine Analysis:
    Alcohol 13.5%
    Total Acidity 6.6 g/L
    Total Sugars <1g/L

    Tasting Notes: Straw colour, aromas of citrus, peach, pineapple and vanilla. The palate is dry with firm acidity, balanced oak and good length.

    Food Matches: Excellent with any creamy sauces (chicken, pork, salmon,...), including mild curries, ham or cheese based salads as Caesar salad or chicken salads that include peach, mango or macadamia nuts.

  • Tours & Tastings
  • Vineyard Tours & Wine Tastings

  • Vineyard tours and wine tastings are organised by appointment only.

    They are FREE of charge for small groups of up to 4 persons.

    For bigger groups, there is a charge of $7.00/person (incl. GST).

    For people who stay at our vineyard cottage, the tour/tasting is available at no additional charge.

    The length of our wine tours/tastings are flexible. They can last from 1 hour up to 2.5 hours. Totally depends on how many questions the attendees have and how much time they have available.

    You can submit a booking request via the contact form or via email and we'll be in touch to make arrangements.


  • Where to Buy
  • Where to Buy Our Wines

  • Vicarage Lane Wines are available for purchase online and in stores. Please note that each of these stores may NOT stock all varieties of our wines.

    New Zealand


    • Alko - shop online and in store


    • eDrinks - shop online and in store



    If you're interested in stocking our wines in your store or restaurant, please submit an enquiry via the contact form.

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