Renwick Vineyard - Nautilus Estate of Marlborough

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Renwick Vineyard

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  • Block A
    Pinot Noir
    Clones - 114 & 115
    Rootstock - 3309 & 101/14
    Planted - 1997
    Training -  spur VSP
  • Block D
    Pinot Gris
    Clone - GM2/15
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted -
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block B
    Chardonnay
    Clone - Entav 548, 1066 and 809
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted - 2012
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block F
    Albarino
    Clones - Mass Selection, 637, 635, 636
    Roostock - 3309
    Planted - 2011
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block C
    Chardonnay
    Clone - Entav 548, 1066 and 809
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted - 2012
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block G "Trial Block"
    Chardonnay
    Clone - 15
    Rootstock - Teleki 5c
    Planted - 1987
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block E
    Gruner Veltliner
    Clones - 4/143 & 4/15
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted - 2009
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block H "Heritage Block"
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - Schwartzman, Riparia Gloire, 101/14, 3309
    Planted - 1992
    Training - 4 cane Scott Henry
  • Block I
    Chardonnay
    Clone - 95
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted - 2009
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Old Nautilus Estate Cellar Door, 1992-2000; now used for vintage accommodation.

About Renwick Vineyard

Seven hectares of classic stony 'Rapaura' soils, Renwick was our first vineyard and was purchased in 1992. This vineyard provides key blending components for both Nautilus Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along with small parcels of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Gruner Veltliner and Albarino.

Vineyard Specifications

  • Location: The middle of the Wairau Valley on State Highway 6.
  • Elevation: 40 metres above sea level.
  • Soil characteristics: Well drained stony alluvium.
  • Climate: Warmer and wetter than the Southern Valleys/Awatere. Early ripening.
  • Pinot Noir: Clones 114 and 115. Planted in 1997. This site gives opulent fruit flavours, typically raspberry and plums. It provides fruit lift and fragrance plus a late grainy tannin structure.
  • Sauvignon Blanc:  Mass selection and clone 317. Flavours include ripe tropical fruit, grapefruit and passionfruit.
  • Chardonnay: Clone 15. Planted in 1987. Ripe stone fruit and citrus flavours are typical of this vineyard, giving great intensity and fresh acidity.
  • Pinot Gris: Clone GM2/15. Planted between 2000 and 2005. Flavours of ripe white peach and pear.
  • Gewurztraminer: Colmar 1106 and Colmar 456 clones. Planted in 2005.
  • Gruner Veltliner: Clones 4/143 and 4/15. Planted in 2009.
  • Albarino: Mass selection and clones 635, 636 & 637. Planted in 2011.