Dog Point Vineyard

Dog Point produces four premium organic wines from hand picked, low cropped vines on a family owned estate in the southern valleys of Marlborough

About the winery
Dog Point Vineyard is located at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region and is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in the region. They produce four wines including a sauvignon blanc typical of the Marlborough style, a sauvignon blanc aged and fermented in older French oak barrels (Section 94), a chardonnay and a pinot noir. With a hands off approach to winemaking, all fruit is from hand-picked, low cropped vines grown under organic principles. Wines are made to drink well on release or cellar gracefully for many years.

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Opening Hours
Monday: 08:30 - 17:00Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:00Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00Thursday: 08:30 - 17:00Friday: 08:30 - 17:00Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
Children friendly
Disabled access
New Zealand
Wines produced
Sauvignon Blanc, Section 94, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Sauvignon BlancPinot Noir
History & Geography
History: Ivan and Margaret Sutherland were among the earliest Marlborough wine industry pioneers who planted grapes in Marlborough in the late 1970s. While working at Cloudy Vay Vineyards, Ivan met James Healy, where the pair played an integral part of the evolution of the Cloudy Bay brand. Discovering they shared the same aspirations, Ivan and James returned to a more 'hands-on' approach launching the Dog Point label in 2004 with their wives, using fruit from the 2002 vintage. Geography: The vineyard is centrally located at the confluence of the smaller brancott and omaka valleys. This location is widely considered to be a very desirable area for grape growing in the southern valleys of Marlborough. Older well-established vines are situated on free draining silty clay loams. This is supplemented with more recent plantings on closely planted hillside blocks on soils with a clay loam influence.
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