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 2022
Bladen Pinot Gris 2022
Mature vines have created an elegant palette built around classic pear and nougat, expanding to incorporate vanilla and peach. The finish is dry and the texture creamy, thanks to an extended period of fine lees contact.
Bladen Riesling 2022
Sour citrus and crisp apple flavours. Dry on the pallet and finishing with hints of lemongrass. This wine has a seamless, well balanced lengthy palate full of energy!
Little Angel Sauvignon Blanc 2023
Medium bodied and packed with fresh citrus, apple and stone fruits. Zesty up front and tropical fruits linger on the finish creating an exciting and driven palate.
Bladen Pinot Gris 2022
100% Pinot Noir, hand picked from our Old Block. Minimal skin contact has given this Rosé a delicate 'Provence blush'. Picked at optimal ripeness to ensure fresh aromatics and crisp acid. Made for summer days.
Little Angel Pinot Gris 2022
Reminding you of tinned pears, it delivers a fantastic balance between sweetness and acidity. With nice depth and complexity, it gives a satisfying lengthy finish. You’ll find this wine very mouth-watering, which immediately invites you back for a second sip.
Bladen Gewurztraminer 2020
The grapes that sparked our passion for wine were all Alsatian aromatics. This co-fermentation of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling was born as a tribute to the wines that started our journey. Introducing, The Sum of Us.
Bladen Sum of Us 2022
Layers of peach, apple and rockmelon, velvety and persistent through a lengthy finish. An exciting and moreish glass of wine.