In 1989, Christine and Dave MacDonald left their city lives behind to realise their dream of establishing a vineyard and winery. With caravan in tow the family embarked on a national tour to find the ideal wine growing region and vineyard location. Settling in Marlborough, they planted their vineyard by hand, initially growing grapes for local wineries before creating their own wines under the Bladen name. Chris and Dave quickly developed a reputation for making exceptional cool climate wines.
COOL CLIMATE STYLES ARE THE FOCUS OF BLADEN WINES.
Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Rosé and Riesling are grown on the stony alluvial soils of their vineyard in Marlborough’s renowned Wairau Valley.
2017 Pinot Gris -
Gold Medal: NZ International Wine Competition. 2017
Gold Medal: Canterbury A&P Show New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition
2018 Gewurztraminer -
Gold Medal: NZ Int Wine Competition. 2018
Gold Medal: NZ Wine of The Year Awards. 2018
The palate offers a taught wine with layers of citrus, passionfruit, red apple, and herbal notes that intermingle with hints of minerality
Bladen Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Bladen Pinot Gris 2019
Elegant, dry wine with a bouquet that offers a complex array of spiced pear, nougat, toasted almonds, and quince paste.
Bladen Riesling 2019
Handpicked Riesling is refreshing and just -dry. floral notes, green apple, lemongrass
Little Angel Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Bladen Pinot Gris 2020
A dry and refreshing wine that is crisp and fruity with soft acidity and fine light tannins, raspberry, watermelon, cream soda
Little Angel Pinot Gris 2020
Bladen Pinot Noir 2019
Handpicked from grapes growing in the old block and aged in oak barriques for 15 months. The bouquet is of lifted red cherries and plum with a delicate aniseed and cinnamon note. fruit, strawberry, raspberry, cocoa, spice
Bladen Gewurztraminer 2019
Hand harvested, Medium-dry in style, this stunning wine stimulates the senses with full intense aromatic’s that are heady in their delivery of complex white blossom with guava, ginger, and soft lychee, oily, lychee, spice, honey