• Vicarage Lane Sauvignon Blanc

  • Origin

    Sauvignon Blanc Grapes Used By Vicarage Lane Wines In Blenheim Marlborough NZ

    Sauvignon Blanc is traditionally the wine of the Loire Valley in France and wines characteristic of this area are Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé Blanc. Both styles are dry and the final flavour profile reflects the growing season, the soil type and structure.

    It is also found in the Graves and Sauterne area of the Bordeaux. Here it is combined with Semillon to produce sauternes that are sweet in finish.

    In New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc made up 75% of the national vineyard crop in 2017, with 285 thousand tonnes harvested and 86% of total wine exports. Most of this is from the renowned soils of Marlborough, where recent years have seen a significant increase in annual new plantings, to attempt to satisfy world demand for the much vaunted product.

  • Vicarage Lane Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020


    • Gold Medal at the Wines of the Year 2021 Competition in Finland
    • Cameron Douglas MS: 90 points, "Herbaceous, fruity, pungent, fresh, crunchy and youthful. Aromas and flavours of hay and fresh herbs, grapefruit and apple, lemon and green pear. Crisp and just dry on the palate with a core of fruit and fresh herbs, plenty of acidity to contrast and a decent finish. Young, fresh and ready with best drinking from today and through 2022."

    Harvest: Machine harvested on 26 and 28 March 2020.

    Viticulture Notes: Produced by acclaimed New Zealand winemaker Alan McCorkindale using carefully selected parcels of fruit from Vicarage Lane’s own vineyard and vineyards managed by Vicarage Lane, to produce wine most redolent of the Marlborough tradition.

    Winemaking: Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 12°C to maximise primary fruit aroma and flavour. Fined using bentonite clay to ensure the wine remains vegan friendly.

    Bottled: From May 2020
    Released: June 2020

    Wine Analysis:
    Total Alcohol 12.5 %v/v
    Titratable Acid 7.3 g/L
    Total Sugar 2.14 g/L

    Tasting Notes: Citrus, apple and green pear aromas, with fresh herbs, vibrant palate, juicy flavours, purity and concentration, finishing crisp and persistent, with linear acidity.

    Food Matches: Serve chilled on its own, or match with fish or poultry served with fresh vegetables, creamy pasta sauces, or try it with pasta tossed with pesto and asparagus. A beautiful match with goat cheese. Excellent aperitif.

  • Other Awards

    Sauvignon Blanc 2019

    • Silver, NZ Aromatic Wine Competition 2019

    Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    • Bronze, International Wine Challenge 2019
    • Silver, NZ Wine of the Year Awards 2018

    Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    • Bronze, International Wine Challenge 2018

    Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    • Pure Bronze, 2016 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
    • Commended Award, International Wine Challenge 2017


  • Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    • Silver, International Wine Challenge 2016, London
    • Pure Bronze, 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

    Sauvignon Blanc 2014

    • Pure Bronze, 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

    Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    • Pure Bronze, 2013 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

    Sauvignon Blanc 2012

    • Pure Gold, 2012 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

    Sauvignon Blanc 2011

    • Pure Silver, 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
  • 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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