Simon is a seasoned winemaker who created Astrolabe wines together with his wife Jane. Simon crafts a range of beautiful wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough…
The Winemaker

The Winemaker

Simon Waghorn is a winemaker. Astrolabe Wines is a winemaker label. 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…
  • Astrolabe Farm Vineyard
  • Astrolabe Farm Vineyard
  • Astrolabe Farm Vineyard

Astrolabe Farm Vineyard

Astrolabe Farm is Jane and Simon's own vineyard, situated in the lower Wairau Valley in Grovetown. Originally planted by the Inder family, this vineyard provided the Chardonnay fruit for the first release of an Astrolabe wine in 1997. This vineyard produces…
Sustainability

Sustainability

Astrolabe Wines is proud to be fully committed to producing wines sustainably. All aspects of our production are sustainably certified under the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme, including all vineyards, the winery and the bottling line.…
About

About

Named after the ship that in 1827 charted and explored the Marlborough Coast, Astrolabe is a personal project for winemaker Simon Waghorn and his wife, Jane. Astrolabe produces a range of wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours naturally…
  • Our Growers
  • 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
  • Marlborough

Marlborough

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

Awatere Valley

The dry Awatere Valley has a more extreme climate than most of Marlborough, with strong winds, variable soils, greater temperature fluctuations and a later ripening season. Vines are planted from sea level to quite high altitude, and the scarceness of…
  • Kekerengu Coast
  • Kekerengu Coast

Kekerengu Coast

Down by the mild ocean spring breaks early, and the vines leaf out before the rest of Marlborough. Cool winds from the sea prolong the growing season, and the grapes are the last harvested in the province. The limestone in the soil, and the long growing…
  • Wairau Valley
  • Wairau Valley

Wairau Valley

The Richmond Ranges to the northwest protect our largest valley from the wet winds off the Tasman Sea, and sunshine is high, temperatures mild, humidity low, and soils well-drained and moderately fertile. On the broad valley floor underground water is…