Opawa Vineyard - Nautilus Estate of Marlborough

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Opawa Vineyard

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  • Sauvignon Blanc
    1.05ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - Richter 99
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    1.36ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    2.33ha
    Clone - 316
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    2.57ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Pinot Noir
    0.86ha
    Clone - 777
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Pinot Noir
    0.86ha
    Clone - 115
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    2.55ha
    Clone - 316
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    2.41ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101.14
    Training - Scott Henry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    1.58ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101.14
    Training - Scott Henry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    3.62ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101.14
    Training - Scott Henry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    1.40ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101.14
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    1.48ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101.14
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    2.47ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101.14
    Training - Scott Henry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    1.22ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 101.14
    Training - Scott Henry

About Opawa Vineyard

Located on Rapaura Road, this 25ha vineyard was planted between 2001 and 2003 principally in Sauvignon Blanc to help meet international demand for Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc. One and a half hectares of Pinot Noir have also been planted to continue our development program with this variety. Part of the block is an area of river gravels that were once part of the old Opawa River flood plain. It was planted between 2001 and 2003 principally in Sauvignon Blanc and is the backbone of our Sauvignon Blanc today.

Vineyard Specifications

  • Location: Corner State Highway 6 and Rapaura Road.
  • Elevation: 40 metres above sea level.
  • Soil characteristics: Stony alluvium.
  • Climate: Warm, early ripening.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Mass selection and clone 316. Typical characters include ripe stone fruits, melon and passionfruit.
  • Pinot Noir: Clones 115 & 777. Wines exhibit fragrant strawberries and cream notes and we generally use this fruit for our sparkling wines.
Opawa Vineyard