About Auntsfield Estate
Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s wine country, Auntsfield Estate is a distinguished winery, bestowed with a rich history and a remarkable legacy. As the birthplace of Marlborough’s winemaking heritage, this esteemed vineyard has continuously set the benchmark for producing wines of impeccable character and remarkable elegance. From its verdant slopes draped in lush vineyards to its historic cobblestone cellar, Auntsfield Estate is a testament to the enduring allure of winemaking.
Dating back to 1873, this estate was the first to grow and produce wine in the Marlborough region. Graced with a favourable climate and a unique terroir, the vineyard consistently yields an exquisite crop. The unparalleled cool climate reserve wines that are produced here have garnered international acclaim for their mesmerising aroma, rich body, and soulful taste.
A visit to Auntsfield Estate is a journey into the past. Steeped in tradition, the vineyard boasts an iconic homestead and New Zealand’s first underground wine cellar, painstakingly restored to its former glory. The visitor’s eyes are invariably drawn to the structure's timeless beauty: its ivy-clad stone walls, rustic wooden doors.
Under the watchful guidance of the Cowley family, fourth-generation vineyard and winemaking extraordinaires, Auntsfield Estate continues to honour and uphold the traditions set forth by its forefathers. Their wines are not just beverages, they're experiences - each bottle embodies the terroir, the history, and the unwavering spirit of their beautiful estate.
Despite its rich history, Auntsfield estate is no relic of the past; it’s a vibrant, thriving producer of adeptly crafted wines. It’s a beacon of Marlborough’s burgeoning wine scene and a captivating symphony of tradition, innovation, and, above all, a deep-rooted passion for creating wines that enchant the senses. From it's moment of inception to the present day, Auntsfield Estate has been - and continues to be - a truly inspiring testament to New Zealand’s winemaking legacy.
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