Appellation/Region - Marlborough
Sub-appellation(s)/Sub-region(s) - Awatere Valley, Wairau Valley, Southern Valleys.
Location - South Island, New Zealand; 41st parallel.
Size - 3,085,000 acres (58,300 acres planted to vineyards)
Rainfall - 1,249 mm/yr (49 in/yr)
Growing Degree Days - 1,100-1,400 (depending on specific area)
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc.
Claim to Fame - Touted as the world's premier region for Sauvignon Blanc; home to the famous Marlborough Sounds.