Our
Mission

Our mission is to harness Marlborough’s intense fruit flavours, while producing elegant wines with purity and a sense of place. Our grapes are grown on the clay soils of our high density planted, Brookby Hill Vineyard in the Southern Valleys sub region of Marlborough. Together with several key sites across Marlborough’s two main valleys.

Winemaking techniques include natural fermentation, aging in concrete egg tanks, large oak cuvées, an assortment of French oak barrels and clay amphoras, as well as bottling wine unfined and unfiltered to retain complexity and texture.

Our
Mission

Our mission is to harness Marlborough’s intense fruit flavours, while producing elegant wines with purity and a sense of place. Our grapes are grown on the clay soils of our high density planted, Brookby Hill Vineyard in the Southern Valleys sub region of Marlborough. Together with several key sites across Marlborough’s two main valleys.

Winemaking techniques include natural fermentation, aging in concrete egg tanks, large oak cuvées, an assortment of French oak barrels and clay amphoras, as well as bottling wine unfined and unfiltered to retain complexity and texture.

The Driving Force

Growing up in Marlborough, David Clouston spent his youth in the Wairau and Awatere river valleys, where his family have farmed for five generations. Energetic and talented, his experience – hard-earned over 25 vintages worldwide – is the driving force behind Two Rivers.

After immersing himself in the sights, flavours and aromas of countries as diverse as the USA, Chile, Spain, France and Corsica, Dave’s desire to create inspiring wine on the home turf was realised and Two Rivers wines were born. “Thanks for joining us on the journey”

The Driving Force

Growing up in Marlborough, David Clouston spent his youth in the Wairau and Awatere river valleys, where his family have farmed for five generations. Energetic and talented, his experience – hard-earned over 25 vintages worldwide – is the driving force behind Two Rivers.

After immersing himself in the sights, flavours and aromas of countries as diverse as the USA, Chile, Spain, France and Corsica, Dave’s desire to create inspiring wine on the home turf was realised and Two Rivers wines were born. “Thanks for joining us on the journey”

Our Team

Pip Clouston

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

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

Naomi Galvin

Marketing Manager
Growing up in Wellington, Naomi came to Marlborough to discover wine and went on to work vintages in New Zealand, Australia and France. After immersing herself in all things wine, she studied marketing. Naomi enjoys travelling and camping with her family and loves Chardonnay.

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. Cherie enjoys spending time with her teenage children, reading a good book and gardening. Her favourite wine is Two Rivers Rosé.

Kate Guthrie

Events Manager
Kate’s rural background and practical approach coupled with her artistic nature has lead her from managing vineyards in Central Otago to becoming a creative events manager in Marlborough. As a side project, she owns a children’s sleeping bag business, and has two young children to keep her on her toes.

Toby Morris

Cellar Operations Manager
Toby grew up in Marlborough and observed his family farm change from sheep and beef to vineyards. He went on to study winemaking at EIT and after 13 vintages, Toby enjoys being hands on in the winery. He has a love for the outdoors – hunting, fishing and matching wild foods with good red wines!

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.

Taste The
Difference

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

Our Wines