Tasting Notes:

Vibrant fruit aromas of ripe gooseberries, key lime zest, and passion fruit. Fresh and bright on the palate with intense fruit flavors and clean finish.

Vitaculture Notes:

Grapes for this wine were grown in vineyards situated in the heart of Marlborough’s Central Valley. An export certified spray programme was adhered to. Irrigation, if required, was by trickle system. We operate under the Sustainable Wine growing accreditation (SWNZ).

Wine Making:

The grapes were destemmed, pressed and resulting juice cold settled. Fermentation was 100% in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.



Brent and Shirley Rawstron planted their first vineyard in 1986, and were among the first people to plant Pinot Noir in Canterbury, New Zealand. In 1999, recognizing the growing importance of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc internationally, Brent purchased the first of five vineyards in Malborough. These vineyards form one large block in the heart of Rapara, a premium region for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay in Marlborough.

 Both Brent and Shirley gained their winemaking degrees from Lincoln University and consequently take an active role in the viticultural and wine making process.  Additionally, they have employed the services of two-time New Zealand wine maker of the year Alan McCorkindale.

Southern Lines is a family-owned business with a culture centered around integrity, transparency, respect, and stewardship for the land. The winery is certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) and continues to promote the gospel of Kiwi wines around the world.

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