New Zealand produces only 1% of the world’s wine, but has an international presence and reputation that far exceeds this. Marlborough put New Zealand on the international wine stage with its exquisite Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980s. This reputation has grown with diversity, world-leading focus on sustainability, and of course a distinctly New Zealand expression in the glass.
In 2020 Marlborough harvested 343,036 Tonnes, representing 77.7% of the country's harvest from 27,808 ha, 70% of the total country's producing area.
99% of all vineyards in Marlborough are certified with Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.