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19 Conders Bend Road,
Renwick, Marlborough,
New Zealand
P: +64 3 572 8884
At the heart of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley lies the original Ribbonwood Block. Located just north of the Renwick township on Conders Bend Road, the 15 year old vines are planted on an unusual east-west direction, the resulting shade on the south side of each row produces more herbaceous fruit than other sites in Marlborough. The fruit from this vineyard, and that from carefully selected sites nearby, is essential for producing the expressive aromatic and vibrant fruit flavour components for which Ribbonwood wine has become known.
The wines | As an expression of Ribbonwood's ongoing commitment to the environment, Ribbonwood wines are produced in a modern Marlborough style.
Ribbonwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Classic passionfruit and grapefruit flavours, smartened up with currant, capsicum and hints of mineral. Mouth-watering acidity makes you want to take another sip. Close your eyes and imagine how cool, clear water rushing over fist sized stones on its way to the sea would.
Ribbonwood Marlborough Riesling
Gently off-dry, juicy palate with classical Marlborough Riesling flavours of mandarin orange and peach. Finish is mouthwatering with juicy fruit and mineral-like acidity.
Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Gris
Dry palate with baked apple, quince and custard flavours and a touch of stony minerality. Excellent weight, richness and bold, mouthfilling texture complete the picture.
Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Noir
Lush, rounded palate with dark and summer fruit compote flavours, along with some savoury, smoky bacon notes. Charming, with good intensity and tannin structure.
Some gentle supporting oak and dark chocolate
flavours add interest.
The trees |  The New Zealand Lowland Ribbonwood (Plagianthus betulinus) has attractive flowers and is often found on riverbanks and at the edge of native forests. Over the last ten years we have planted in excess of 1,000 native shrubs and trees to enhance both our winery wastewater treatment processes and the biodiversity of our vineyard. More recently, we designed the Ribbonwood packaging to embrace light-weight bottles and recycled cartons, further reducing our carbon footprint. Since vintage 2009 we have been accredited for achieving 100% environmentally sustainable vineyard and winery practices.
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