Wild SouthLocated in the lower reaches of the Waihopai Valley on the sunny southern side of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Wild South focuses on the premium varietals of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Wild South is dedicated to producing only top quality premium wines that will enhance Marlborough’s worldwide reputation for excellence.
Why Marlborough? Marlborough has the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. During the ripening period of February to April, the daytime temperatures are between 20 and 28 degrees C with night time temperatures dropping as low as 4 degrees C. This fluctuation of temperatures brings out the exquisite fruit flavours that have made Marlborough one of the world’s premium wine producing regions.
About the Winemaker: 28 year old, Christie Matthews, is a New Zealand winemaker to take seriously. With her formal training (Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawkes Bay; Winemaking Degree, Charles Sturt University of Australia), her experience at both CJ Pask Wines and Montana’s Church Road Winery before coming to Sacred Hill Wines and her natural skill, Christie has an excellent grasp of cool climate wines and is overseeing the production of some of the very best.