Astrolabe

Astrolabe Wines is a small, premium wine producer owned and operated by two generations of the Waghorn Family in Marlborough, NZ.  Simon Waghorn has been honing his craft over four decades and has established a benchmark style of sauvignon blanc that reflects an unparalleled diversity of vineyard sources. Careful site selection, expert picking decisions, delicate fruit handling and astute blending are the hallmarks of his Marlborough wines. Simon’s personal style defines an Astrolabe wine — focused, balanced, and elegant. Simon crafts a range of beautiful wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough region.

Marlborough
New Zealand
AVERAGE TEMP:
5.3°C to 16.7°C
41.5917° S
173.7624° E

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Pinot Gris
Marlborough Pinot Noir
Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Kekerengu Coast Sauvignon Blanc
Kekerengu Coast Pinot Gris
Wairau Valley Pinot Noir
Southern Valleys Sec Chenin Blanc
The Farm Dry Riesling

Simon Waghorn

Simon Waghorn is one of New Zealand’s most experienced winemakers and is part of New Zealand’s first generation of university-trained winemakers. After graduating from Roseworthy, he returned to New Zealand, where he was part of New Zealand’s transition into a premium wine producing country. Simon formed a formidable reputation as a chardonnay maker as a young winemaker in Gisborne before moving down to Marlborough, where he worked as foundation winemaker for many brands and became known for sauvignon blanc. He started his own wine label, Astrolabe, in 1996, under which he explores Marlborough’s diverse terroir. Simon has a passion for regional varietal expressions and creates a benchmark style for quality Marlborough sauvignon blanc. Simon’s personal style defines an Astrolabe wine — focused, balanced, and elegant.

Biodynamic
Vegan
Lo-Fi
Natural

2020 Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – 95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2019 Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Gris – 93 Points Cameron Douglas MS
2016 Astrolabe Marlborough Pinot Noir – 93 Points Bob Campbell MW
2020 Astrolabe Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2019 Astrolabe Kekerengu Coast Sauvignon Blanc – 95 Points Bob Campbell MW