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
95/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Moderately weighty, textural chenin blanc with apple, lime, nectarine and subtle nutty lees flavours. This is delicious wine, bone-dry and perfectly balanced with mouth-tingling acidity helping to drive a lengthy finish. Great now but will reward ageing. 18 OCT 2018" Drink 2018 -- 2027
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)
"Offering great value, the pale lemon/green 2015 vintage (5*) was hand-picked in the Southern Valleys and partly fermented with indigenous yeasts in old oak barrels. A fully dry style (2.1 grams/litre of residual sugar), it has strong personality, with a real sense of youthful drive and vigour. An ideal all-purpose wine, it has deep, vibrant fruit flavours, suggestive of grapefruit and lime, a minerally streak, moderate acidity and excellent structure, delicacy, complexity and length. A thought-provoking wine, it should be long-lived."
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