Bright, fresh flavours await at Brancott Estate

Exclusive visits to Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant

Until the 1970s, Marlborough was just another pretty pocket of New Zealand, considered too cold for anything but sheep grazing. But here at Brancott Estate, we've always loved a challenge. Discover how our founders went against the grain to create Marlborough's first ever Sauvignon Blanc.


Brancott Estate sees wine differently, unlocking a world of opportunity for the region we first planted and sharing fresh expressions of our wines across the globe.

In 1973, the first grapes were planted at Brancott Vineyard in Marlborough. Some of these vines were unsuitable for the cool nights and dry summers, and were replaced with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. This decision proved to be an inspired one, setting the scene for a global phenomenon unprecedented in the wine world, with the release in 1979 of the first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Since this time, Brancott Estate1 has continued to craft striking wines to suit every occasion, including naturally lower alcohol, sparkling, organic, oak-infused and age-worthy expressions of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. In addition they have led the revival of Sauvignon Gris, an almost extinct varietal now enjoying a global resurgence.

Brancott Estate has a winemaking philosophy that is unencumbered by tradition and focused on capturing the remarkable, distinctive flavours of Marlborough.

From adopting screwcaps to advocating for stainless steel over oak, Brancott Estate understands what it takes to capture and enhance the fresh, bright flavours that people expect from a Marlborough wine. Chief winemaker, Patrick Materman is an acknowledged expert of Sauvignon Blanc globally and he leads a team who share his passion, optimism and dedication to bringing the best of Marlborough to the world.

Beyond wine, Brancott Estate has always had an eye on the future, advocating sustainability across all aspects of their business. A founding member of the original sustainable winegrowing initiative, Brancott Estate continues to ensure it exceeds the accreditation requirements for Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ). Their team are empowered to make changes to ensure a bright future for the region they established.

Overlooking Brancott Vineyard, the Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant is one of Marlborough’s premier cellar doors. With majestic views over the region, it offers exclusive wine tastings and experiences along with fresh regional cuisine paired perfectly with Brancott Estate wines.

The Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant is a Qualmark endorsed visitor activity and is Enviro Gold accredited.

Key features

  • Standard wine tasting
  • Exceptional wine tasting
  • Organic wines
  • Wine for sale on property
  • Wine shipping available
  • Gift shop
  • Casual dining
  • Wine pairing available
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