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 things take time (and perfect conditions).

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Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Wins Trophy

Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Wins Trophy

The Astrolabe Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016 has won the Trophy for best Sauvignon Blanc at the Six Nations Wine Challenge. The Trophy winners were announced at an awards dinner in Sydney. After having won 17 trophies and…
Winemaker's 2014 Vintage Report

Winemaker's 2014 Vintage Report

Harvest went smoothly, without any of the previous vintage’s logistical pressures. I am very happy with the flavour, structure and overall quality…

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Harvest Report 2016 Vintage

Harvest Report 2016 Vintage

We started the 2015-2016 growing season with the threat of a very dry harvest period, with the national climate scientists at NIWA indicating El Niño conditions could lead to drought over the harvest months. The season has had only about 62%…
  • Harvest Report 2015 Vintage
  • Harvest Report 2015 Vintage
  • Harvest Report 2015 Vintage

Harvest Report 2015 Vintage

This years’ harvest in Marlborough has been one of the earliest, driest and warmest since I arrived in 1995. Growing degree days were about 10% above the long term average, and rainfall was only about 40% of normal. The Astrolabe…
Marlborough Book Festival 2017

Marlborough Book Festival 2017

Astrolabe is proud to be a sponsor of the Marlborough Book Festival. Astrolabe director Jane will be an MC and we will be on hand to pour Astrolabe Wines at select sessions. The Marlborough Book Festival is an annual weekend of wonderful writers,…
WINETOPIA 2017

WINETOPIA 2017

"Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines is here to escort you through the sumptuous world of reds, whites, and the flourishing universe of everything in between. At last count, our mighty nation hosted 673 wineries, but there’s only so…
London Wine Fair

London Wine Fair

Armit Wines at the London Wine Trade Fair 22nd-24th May, Kensington Olympia, Stand D30 A truly international event, the London Wine Fair offers over 10,000 wines produced in over 40 countries worldwide. 15,000 wine professionals…
NZ IN A GLASS USA

NZ IN A GLASS USA

New Zealand Winegrowers invite you to sample a whole new world of wine at these exclusive tastings. Taste a selection of the exceptional wines that New Zealand has to offer, from a range of varieties, vintages and regions. Make this your opportunity…
Cool Climate Wine Dinner

Cool Climate Wine Dinner

"GTWINE will be celebrating COOL-CLIMATE WINES in MELBOURNE and ADELAIDE. Hosted by GTWINE contributors NICK RYAN (ADL) and NICK STOCK (MEL), we’ll be featuring some of the best examples of wines produced from grapes grown in the cooler…
Marlborough Book Festival 2016

Marlborough Book Festival 2016

Astrolabe is proud to be a sponsor of the Marlborough Book Festival. Astrolabe director Jane will be an MC and we will be on hand to pour Astrolabe Wines at select sessions. 'Welcome to the third annual Marlborough Book Festival - a celebration…
Taste of Marlborough

Taste of Marlborough

"Savour a taste of Marlborough’s stunning Sauvignon Blanc on Wellington’s breathtaking waterfront! Since 2001, new vintage Sauvignon Blanc has been transported to Wellington by passionate sailors racing across the Cook Strait. This year,…
Canterbury A & P Show 2015

Canterbury A & P Show 2015

The Astrolabe tent will be back at the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show on the 11th-13th of November 2015. Opening hours: 8am-5:30pm Find the Astrolabe Tent at site E7-8 just off Dean’s Ave, opposite the west entrance…
Manderley Home and Garden Festival 2015

Manderley Home and Garden Festival 2015

Come visit us at... MANDERLEY GARDEN FESTIVAL Wine tasting, bottle specials and wine by the glass at the Astrolabe Wines tent. "Set in a beautiful valley on Banks Peninsula the garden and grounds of Manderley is the perfect location to showcase…
Cook 'n' with Gas

Cook 'n' with Gas

Simon will be hosting a winemaker's degustation dinner at Cook 'n' with Gas in Christchurch, At 6:30pm 30th of July 2015, Cook 'n' with Gas Bistro, 23 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch, $150 per person http://cooknwithgas.co.nz/…
Yarra Valley vs. Marlborough Tasting with Mike Bennie - Sydney

Yarra Valley vs. Marlborough Tasting with Mike Bennie - Sydney

Battle of the Regions Tasting - Yarra Valley vs. Marlborough with Mike Bennie. Date:Thursday, May 21, 2015 Place: Gazebo 2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney Time: 6:30pm-9pm "Whether you're a dyed-in-the-wool fan of Aussie…
Marlborough Book Festival 2015

Marlborough Book Festival 2015

Astrolabe is proud to be a sponsor of the Marlborough Book Festival. Astrolabe director Jane will be an MC and we will be on hand to pour Astrolabe Wines at select sessions. "Welcome to the second Marlborough Book Festival - a mid-winter event to…
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 growers – Andrew and Jan Johns of the Wrekin Vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough…
  • 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 support over the past year -- and because we also like getting together and drinking nice wine. …
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 things take time (and perfect conditions).
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 and The Wrekin Vineyards . It was an opportunity to discuss the viticultural and winemaking practices…