Established
in 2004

Established in 2004, Two Rivers of Marlborough takes its name from the iconic rivers that feed the wine growing heart of Marlborough’s renowned Wairau and Awatere Valleys.

It was in the Awatere valley, overlooking the braided river, that founder and winemaker David Clouston spent his childhood. He now lives in the Wairau valley, where he has made his home and his mark on the wine industry.

Established
in 2004

Established in 2004, Two Rivers of Marlborough takes its name from the iconic rivers that feed the wine growing heart of Marlborough’s renowned Wairau and Awatere Valleys.

It was in the Awatere valley, overlooking the braided river, that founder and winemaker David Clouston spent his childhood. He now lives in the Wairau valley, where he has made his home and his mark on the wine industry.

Two Rivers
Many Riches

Our vineyards are situated on the riverside of the Awatere and the Wairau River.
A unique blend of the different soil and climate is what makes our wine so special.

01

Wairau Valley
Vineyards

This pioneering winegrowing valley of Marlborough, has exceptional stony vineyard sites for white wines, showing great vibrancy and pure fruit intensity.

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Soil

Ancient alluvial with deep, free-draining stony soils.

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Climate

Largely regulated by the Wairau River, this valley is warm and sunny with many early-ripening sites.

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 VineyardsVarietalVine Age
1
CollynsSauvignon Blanc10 years
2
JonesSauvignon Blanc12 years
3
MacfarlaneSauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
30 years
25 years
02

Southern Valleys
Vineyards

Made up of the Omaka, Fairhall, Brancott, Ben Morvan and Waihopai Valleys this important sub-region has complex soils which add depth and structure to wines, especially Pinot Noir.

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Soil

The hill slope soils of the Southern Valleys tend to be heavier than that of the Wairau Valley. They are richer in clay and more complex.

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Climate

Cold air descends from the nearby Wither Hills creating a cooler, later ripening climate than that of the Wairau Valley. These valleys see less rainfall than the northern side of the Wairau plain.

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 VineyardsVarietalVine Age
1
PouwhareSauvignon Blanc10 years
2
DewSauvignon Blanc
Pinot Noir
10 years
8 years
3
Brookby HillPinot Noir10 years
03

Awatere Valley
Vineyards

Situated farthest south and with the highest altitude, this most recently developed valley has typically low yielding sites, producing bright, aromatic Pinot Noir and dramatic, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc.

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Soil

Diverse soils from river terraces and flood plains with alluvial gravels, clay and windblown loess.

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Climate

Stretching inland from the sea, with higher altitudes, the Awatere Valley is cooler, drier and windier than the other Marlborough valleys.

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 VineyardsVarietalVine Age
1
Jones (Terrace)
Altitude - 75m
Sauvignon Blanc12 years
2
Richmond Brook
Altitude - 100m
Sauvignon Blanc12 years
3
Jones (Long Lane)
Altitude - 50m
Sauvignon Blanc16 years
01

Wairau Valley
Vineyards

This pioneering winegrowing valley of Marlborough, has exceptional stony vineyard sites for white wines, showing great vibrancy and pure fruit intensity.

two-rivers-soil-icon

Soil

Ancient alluvial with deep, free-draining stony soils.

two-rivers-climate-icon

Climate

Largely regulated by the Wairau River, this valley is warm and sunny with many early-ripening sites.

02

Southern Valleys
Vineyards

Made up of the Omaka, Fairhall, Brancott, Ben Morvan and Waihopai Valleys this important sub-region has complex soils which add depth and structure to wines, especially Pinot Noir.

two-rivers-soil-icon

Soil

The hill slope soils of the Southern Valleys tend to be heavier than that of the Wairau Valley. They are richer in clay and more complex.

two-rivers-climate-icon

Climate

Cold air descends from the nearby Wither Hills creating a cooler, later ripening climate than that of the Wairau Valley. These valleys see less rainfall than the northern side of the Wairau plain.

03

Awatere Valley
Vineyards

Situated farthest south and with the highest altitude, this most recently developed valley has typically low yielding sites, producing bright, aromatic Pinot Noir and dramatic, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc.

two-rivers-soil-icon

Soil

Diverse soils from river terraces and flood plains with alluvial gravels, clay and windblown loess.

two-rivers-climate-icon

Climate

Stretching inland from the sea, with higher altitudes, the Awatere Valley is cooler, drier and windier than the other Marlborough valleys.

Our Mission

Two Rivers of Marlborough’s mission is to select the finest parcels of fruit from the banks of both the Wairau and Awatere rivers to craft wines that express the different microclimates peculiar to these two rivers.

Our aim at Two Rivers of Marlborough is to capture and emphasise the intense power of flavour for which Marlborough is famous for while adding complexity and elegance to our wines through traditional winemaking techniques.

Our Mission

Two Rivers of Marlborough’s mission is to select the finest parcels of fruit from the banks of both the Wairau and Awatere rivers to craft wines that express the different microclimates peculiar to these two rivers.

Our aim at Two Rivers of Marlborough is to capture and emphasise the intense power of flavour for which Marlborough is famous for while adding complexity and elegance to our wines through traditional winemaking techniques.

Taste The
Difference

It is this complexity and elegance with a slight European flair that has seen Two Rivers of Marlborough produce wines of great standing and concentration that are ideally matched with the finest local cuisine.

Our Wines