A world class Sauvignon Blanc conceived in Marlborough by Sarah Inkersell and Russell Hooper.
Fairbourne, is where we designed and built our first home on a north facing hillside overlooking the vineyards of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. Confident of our collective industry experiences, we conceived the concept of a world class dry white wine named Fairbourne. Inspired, we searched for vineyards growing Sauvignon Blanc with a unique and definable character. Marlborough is, after all, the new world home for Sauvignon Blanc.
North facing, elevated and sloping vineyards with lower fertility soils have proven to yield fruit of exceptional and unique qualities. We defined these sites and are evolving the viticulture to grow vines with less vigour producing grapes with more site expression. The grapes are hand harvested and pressed cool, yielding juice with exceptional flavours and a mineral structure from the clay gravel soils.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is what we know and where our passion lies. We know there is more to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than the widely recognised style. The Fairbourne journey has begun, we have a different path, and we believe Marlborough’s best is yet to come.
Fresh shucked oysters are a natural accompaniment for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and this wine is no exception with its lengthy and mineral style.