The name Wild South reflects the raw beauty of the Marlborough region and they do their best to maintain this beauty by being one of the first accredited sustainable wine growers in Marlborough. This passion for their environment is clearly reflected by the winemaking team (Kel, Nick, Paul and John) who are dedicated perfectionists and fans of pristine, vibrant, cool climate wines. With a light touch of handling, they work closely with the viticulture (Bruce, Brian, Jill and Cam) team to craft quintessential Marlborough wines of elegance and intensity.
The estate’s two main vineyards, Hells Gate (their very first vineyard in the Waihopai Valley) and Hammond Estate (situated beside Renwick in the Wairau), are both situated on the southern side of the Wairau Valley. This location allows them to take advantage of the stony, fast draining soils with cool nights and long summer days to maximise the freshness and concentration of their wines. Wild South makes wines which are quintessentially Marlborough in style and are a joy to drink thanks to their poise, balance and racy freshness.
The Wild South Sauvignon Blanc is an intensely fragrant wine, showing true Marlborough character. Aromas of lychee and gooseberry blend harmoniously with notes of fresh citrus peel. Lemon and lime nuances give this wine a delicious zing.
Showing a warm initial lift of fresh ripe cherries and bramble fruit, the Pinot Noir warms in the glass to show rich nuances of dried herbs and spice. Balanced tannins and acids carry this richness through to the palate with lingering notes of violets and thyme.
“Wild South is where the skies are wider, the mountains taller and the patterns of life are etched into the land” Wild South vineyards