Wither Hills Winery
Wither Hills Winery History
Wither Hills winery has become firmly established in Marlborough New Zealand. Founded in the early 1990’s by Brent Marris With their first vintage in 1994. The winery is named after the range of hills immediately behind the Winery called The Wither Hills. Brent ran and grew the winery for a number of years, selling to Lion Nathan in 2002.
By 2001 Wither Hills were producing about 10,000 cases a year. Soon that increased to as many as 200,000 cases - or nearly one million litres of wine. Brent continued to make their wine after the sale to Lion Nathan for a further 4 years. Today Wither Hills winery is one of the largest producers of wine in the Marlborough wine region with a beautiful cellar door to showcase their wines.
Wither Hills Cellar Door
The cellar door, raised above their barrel room, leading to a cool environment under the cellar door therefore an excellent place for the wines to mature. The barrel room is a great place to visit offering a great photo opportunity and the lovely smell of the oak barrels.
The cellar door also has a lovely restaurant serving food either inside or outside on the beautiful lawns and patio. When visiting Wither Hills Winery why not climb the 3 flights of stairs to get a stunning view over the Wairau Valley and all the vineyards.
Visiting their cellar door gives you the opportunity to taste their range of wines, therefore join us today.
Tastings can be from their different ranges of wines;
- Wither Hills Estate range. Their biggest production and characterised with a schematic label of the Wither Hills behind the winery.
- Single vineyard wines for Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
- Cellar Select wines for various varieties that are only available to taste and buy at the cellar door.
Wither Hills Winery Marlborough barrel room for the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As you enter the barrel room you get the chance to enjoy the lovely aromas during one of our tours. Each of the barrels are chalk labeled with the batch code.
View from the Wither Hills cellar door tower showing the Wairau Valley vineyards. Picture taken during one of our Wine Tours.
Kevin pouring his blend into the glass for tasting during one of our Private Wine Tours.