The name Zephyr characterises the prevailing wind that complements Marlborough’s unique ripening season. Zephyr wines embrace the dynamic spirit of the Glover family and the lively aromatics of the estate vineyards. The Glover family vineyards, planted in 1985 alongside the meandering Opawa River, have inspired the family’s passion for wine.
'If I had to choose just one Kiwi Sauvignon at the moment, it would be the harmonious, beautifully balanced, Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough."
Tim Atkin, The Observer, 16th March 2008.
The Zephyr Team came 3rd in the Relay at the Forrest Grape Ride recently. All the evidence on the news page
Gold at the 2015 Royal Easter Show for the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc,
and Bronze for 2013 and 2014 Rieslings.
#2 in Top 10 - Earthy, broom flower florals give this dry wine a slightly “sauvage” dimension. In the mouth, the racy acids take you on a great ride through colourful splashes of citrus and apple. It was made by winemaker Ben Glover, who also had a hand in our eighth-placed riesling.
> ZEPHYR Gewurztraminer 2013 | #1 in Top 5 | Best Buy
Our top wine brings together fresh fragrances, such as rosehip and quince, and more savoury spice notes, such as nutmeg. It is fresh and lively, finishing dry with an attractive textural flourish. "It's not a flamboyant version," said John Belsham. "The savoury element doesn't detract, but makes it more complete and food-friendly." Winemaker Ben Glover says it is "stunning" with warmed De Brood Bakker's sourdough baguette with Over the Moon's Galactic Gold Wash Rind Cheese. (published March 2014)
> ZEPHYR RIESLING 2013 | Best Buy
This "totally seductive" wine rocked Cameron Douglas's world and earned high praise from the entire panel. It's a big, concentrated wine, beautifully fragrant, offering bright apple notes and a pure lick of acidity. (published March 2014)
Michael Cooper review in Winestate of the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc:
"5 stars: One of the best sauvignon blancs of the vintage."
Gewurztraminer 2012 received a Double Gold @ Six Nations Competition
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