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.

Our Team

Pip Clouston (Pipi)

Co-owner & In House Legal
Pip was born in Marlborough, educated in Christchurch and then studied law at the University of Otago. After years of travelling and working abroad, Pip returned to Marlborough in 2008. She loves spending time in the Marlborough Sounds, enjoys skiing, yoga and sampling her husband’s Rosé.

Jason Yank

Commercial Director
UK born, Jason was schooled in Holland and took on management roles for Marks and Spencer and Aston Carter in London before settling in New Zealand with his family in 2004. Jason brings to the table over a decade of wine industry knowledge, people and places and loves sauvignon blanc and chardonnay.

Sanna Stander

Production Winemaker
Born, raised and educated in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Sanna gained winemaking experience in South Africa and France before coming to New Zealand in 2004. She loves spending time with her two young children, enjoys cooking, art, and her favourite wines are chardonnay and cabernet franc.

Rachael Pauw (Rach)

Logistics & Dry Goods Manager
Originally from Auckland, Rachael came to the team in 2016, armed with 5 years of logistics experience from Wine Works Marlborough. She is most happy with her gorgeous new baby daughter in her arms, or a glass of something big and red in her hand, preferably a pinotage.

Naomi Galvin (Nomes)

Marketing Manager
Growing up in Wellington, Naomi came to Marlborough to study wine and then went on to work vintages in New Zealand, Australia and France. She can be found riding her bicycle to work, watching French cinema or camping with her family. Chardonnay and syrah are her wines of choice.

Cherie Pope

Accounts Manager
Cherie, a Marlborough local, started working for Dew & Company Lawyers straight from school 28 years ago and in addition, takes care of the accounts for Two Rivers and Winos. Cherie enjoys spending time with her teenage children, reading a good book and gardening. Her favourite wine is Two Rivers Rosé.

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
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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