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
4 Stars Michael Cooper
"The 2018 vintage (««««) was grown mostly (74 per cent) in the Awatere Valley, but also in the Wairau Valley and at Kekerengu. Mostly hand-picked, it is fragrant and fresh, with strong pear-like flavours, hints of peaches and spices, and a dry (3 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish."
90/100 Outstanding Cameron Douglas MS (2017 vintage)
"Vibrant and striking bouquet of Gris with a fresh crunchy pear and apple attack, a
mix of white spice and whisper of pear skin. Silky texture with avours that reect the
nose, refreshing acid line, ne phenolics and ne nish. 2018." Drink 2018 - 2021
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