Clouston & Co

Clouston & Co, circa 1895, was Marlborough's general merchant, trading and importing wine, wool & agricultural supplies. Generations later, the Clouston & Co of today produces estate grown wines using New Zealand’s unique soil, climate, and pure aquifers. These three ingredients create a unique terroir producing grapes which are expertly crafted together with a family tradition of wine, five generations in the making. The use of concrete eggs and clay amphoras are unique to Clouston & Co’s approach towards a progressive style of winemaking. Winemaker Owner David Clouston is dedicated to the craft, he believes it’s his responsibility to blend together science with the finest characteristics of his home region—the climate, the water, and the soil—to produce wines his grea, great grandfather would be proud of.

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

Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Noir

David Clouston

As a youth, david spent his summer holidays exploring the valleys and rivers of marlborough with his friends. During his teenage years, david earned extra pocket money by helping on neighboring farms throughout the back drops of the awatere valley and working for growers during vintage in the heart of the wairau valley. With some hard graft, and a cheeky glint in his eye, david soon gained the respect of local elders. Taking flight, david embarked on his oe and after 22 vintages abroad in locations such as chile and corsica, he returned home to marlborough to set up his own venture. David saw a chance to start a wine brand which could deliver great ‘drinkability’ and offer growers long term contracts (that are both fair and offer a sustainable future for all). David works closely with his select growers and is involved with the day to day viticultural decisions, as well as orchestrating the development of new vineyards in the most extreme micro climates of the awatere and wairau valleys.

Sustainable Winegrowing
Vegan
Progressive

2019 Clouston & Co Sauvignon Blanc – 95 Points Bob Campbell MW 2019
2019 Clouston & Co Pinot Noir – 94 Points Bob Campbell MW