History & Geography
Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling, both Geisenheim University Viticulture & Oenology graduates from Germany established SCHUBERT WINES in 1998. Their dream had always been to set off around the world in search of the ideal place to plant and produce their true passion – Pinot Noir. After travelling through regions like Oregon, California, Australia and parts of Europe, it wasn’t until arriving in Martinborough in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand that Kai and Marion felt they had found what they were looking for. In spring of 1998 they acquired a small established vineyard in Martinborough and 40 hectares of bare land in East Taratahi, just north of Martinborough, followed by plantings from scratch in 1999 and 2000.