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
93/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier
“Delightful fragrant and gently aromatic bouquet with scents and flavours of white spiced tree fruits – pear and apple centric, but also sweet white floral and a distinctive minerality of wet stone. Youthful and refreshing acidity then an emerging Asian
pear note and honeyed white fleshed fruits." Drink 2017 - 2022
91/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Moderately weighty pinot gris with nashi pear, mineral and nutty yeast lees characters. Made in a satisfyingly bone-dry style. Reasonably flavoursome wine, with good acidity and an ethereal texture. 9/7/2017." Drink 2016 - 2021
4 Stars Michael Cooper
“The youthful, very lively 2016 vintage (4*) was grown in the Sleepers Vineyard, hand-picked and tank-fermented. Light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with good intensity of pear and lychee flavours, a minerally streak, and a fully dry, crisp finish. Still unfolding, it should be at its best mid-2018+.”
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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.