Welcome to Astrolabe Wines

Astrolabe was created in 1996, and is a culmination of a winemaking career that began in 1982. All Simon's skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance...
A new year and a new home: A note from the M.D.

A new year and a new home: A note from the M.D.

Quite amazingly, the 2014 vintage is only weeks away. I know this happens every year and we all know that it’ll roughly happen late March, but…

31 Jan 2014 | Jason Yank - Managing Director

Astrolabe Harvest – behind the scenes

We are delighted to release the Behind the Scenes look at Astrolabe Wines Harvest. The people, the places and how it all comes together. We hope that this snap shot gives you all a sense of what Astrolabe is trying to achieve and who is involved....…
Simon Waghorn Simon Waghorn

Simon Waghorn

Winemaker, Owner and Director

Jason Yank Jason Yank

Jason Yank

Managing Director

Jane Forrest-Waghorn Jane Forrest-Waghorn

Jane Forrest-Waghorn

Owner/Director

An August Update: A note from the MD

I would like to share my Astrolabe story, my moment of discovery: 3 weeks after moving to New Zealand, my then fiancé, now wife, were invited…

14 Aug 2013 |

A 'Vintage 2013 Has Come and Gone' Note from the M.D.

A 'Vintage 2013 Has Come and Gone' Note from the M.D.

Hello all, Vintage 2013 has come and gone. It was a frantic yet rewarding vintage, and we have picked some lovely clean fruit across our varieties…

7 Jun 2013 | Jason Yank

Jeremy Hyland Jeremy Hyland

Jeremy Hyland

Viticultural Manager

Tim Adams Tim Adams

Tim Adams

Winemaker

Sue Watmough Sue Watmough

Sue Watmough

Financial Controller

A 'Welcome to our New Website' Note from the M.D.

A 'Welcome to our New Website' Note from the M.D.

It is here! The new website: I hope that you find it useful, interesting and informative. It is designed to be fun, have some pictures of us and the region to give you all a sense of place….. Christmas is upon us again. Each year it seems…
Liselot Yank Liselot Yank

Liselot Yank

Export Manager

It is Upon Us! Vintage 2013 Note from the M.D.

It is Upon Us! Vintage 2013 Note from the M.D.

A note from the MD: It is upon us! Vintage 2013. The season has been good, the weather kind (so far) and we are very excited at the prospect of…

20 Mar 2013 | Jason Yank

  • We Make Wine... and We Bike.
  • We Make Wine... and We Bike.

We Make Wine... and We Bike.

This summer, Tim and Jason have been enjoying the Marlborough and Golden Bay regions (and sunny weather!) atop their bikes. Tim has always been an avid…

8 Jan 2013 | Genevieve Ferrier

Simon's First Tweet

Simon's First Tweet

Simon, with the help of Arabella, composing his and Astrolabe's very first tweet! We may have come late to the party, but just like a good sticky, good…

7 Dec 2012 |

Wrekin | Chenin | Lorkin

Wrekin | Chenin | Lorkin

Recently, NZ wine writer Yvonne Lorkin and her crew joined us for a day whilst filming an episode of her show, Thirsty Work. Here she is with two of our…

6 Dec 2012 | Genevieve Ferrier

A Merry Growers' Christmas Party

A Merry Growers' Christmas Party

On Friday 30 th November we held our Annual Astrolabe Grower’s Field Day and Dinner. Everyone gathered together to visit the Comelybank, Saunders…

30 Nov 2012 | Jane Forrest-Waghorn

The beginning...

Simon’s winemaking career began in South Australia and took him and his family from Te Kauwhata to Gisborne, eventually settling in Marlborough. In 1996, together with old friends Paul Davenport and Sally Lewis, Simon and his wife Jane decided…
  • Astrolabe in Akaroa
  • Astrolabe in Akaroa

Astrolabe in Akaroa

At the beginning of November we took our Astrolabe domestic team, together with partners, down to Akaroa to thank everyone for all their hard work and…

3 Nov 2012 | Genevieve Ferrier

  • Our Growers
  • Our Growers
  • Our Growers
  • Our Growers
  • Our Growers
  • Our Growers
  • Our Growers

Our Growers

Our grapes are sourced entirely from unique Marlborough sites to add layers of complexity to our wines. Each site was chosen for the distinctive flavour it produces. We work with dedicated growers who understand the rhythms of the land and know how to…
Marlborough

Marlborough

The cool and dry climate, unique terrain and topography make Marlborough a world leading producer of aromatic white wines and Pinot Noir.