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