Astrolabe was created in 1996 by winemaker Simon Waghorn, the culmination of a career that began in South Australia in 1982. Winemaking later led Simon and his family from Te Kauwhata to Gisborne, where he specialised in Chardonnay, and eventually to Marlborough where in 1996 he and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn joined with old friends Paul Davenport and Sally Lewis to have a go at their own label…and so began Astrolabe. Today they work with a number of growers scattered all over Marlborough, from Awatere valley to the Kekerengu coast to the Wairau Valley, developing a wide portfolio of iconic wines that celebrate the varieties and terroirs of Marlborough.
What The Critics Say
92/100 Bob Campbell MW
"A tangy, dry (but not austerely dry) Riesling with attractive apricot, ginger, orange blossom flavours. A concentrated wine with a perfect sweetness and acidity balance that gives good tension on the lengthy finish." Drink 2016 - 2022
4 Stars Michael Cooper
"The 2015 vintage (4*) was hand-picked at Grovetown, in the lower Wairau Valley, and tank-fermented to dryness (4 grams/litre of residual sugar). Still a baby, it is very finely poised, with good intensity of fresh, lemony, slightly appley and spicy flavours, lively but not high acidity, a minerally streak, and obvious cellaring potential. Best drinking 2017+."
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