Giesen Wines

Giesen Wines Cellar Door captures the Brothers’ spirit of hospitality, giving visitors a place to taste their award winning wines.

About the winery
30 years after their arrival in New Zealand, the Giesen brothers opened a Cellar Door in the heart of the Marlborough«s vineyards. This characterful building captures the Giesen Brothers spirit of hospitality, giving visitors a place to experience a taste of Giesen, and learn about their winemaking, or to relax with a glass of Giesen wine and a platter of the region’s finest produce in the charming courtyard.

Learn more about Giesen Wines and their facilities at:

http://www.giesenwines.com

Location

Marlborough

Opening Hours
Monday: 11:00 - 16:30Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:30Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:30Thursday: 11:00 - 16:30Friday: 11:00 - 16:30Saturday: 11:00 - 16:30Sunday: 11:00 - 16:30
Summer Hours
Monday: 11:00 - 16:30Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:30Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:30Thursday: 11:00 - 16:30Friday: 11:00 - 16:30Saturday: 11:00 - 16:30Sunday: 11:00 - 16:30
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Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
No
Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
No
Languages
Children friendly
No
Region
Marlborough
Country
New Zealand
Organic
No
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon BlancPinot Noir, Syrah
History & Geography
The story starts when two brothers with itchy feet set off from Germany and found themselves in New Zealand. The three sons of a stonemason were planning to follow the family enterprise, however, in 1981 Theo and Alex Giesen purchased land and planted a vineyard outside Christchurch, at the time it was the world’s southern-most vineyard. Younger brother Marcel took himself off to winemaking school and joined them in New Zealand for their first vintage in 1984. The three Giesen brothers always aspired to create great wines, wines people love to drink. From that first vintage they made Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which was an instant hit. Drawing on their German heritage the brothers recognised that cool-climate winegrowing created wines with flavour. So buying their first Marlborough property in 1993 was a natural step. Since then, the Giesen brothers determination has driven international recognition for Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc. They now also produce many other varieties.
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