Marisco Vineyards

Marisco was selected as the New Zealand winery of the year in 2011 by the IWSC in London. The Marris family are descendants of William de Marisco (approximately 1100 AD), who was said to be one of the 35 illegitimate children of King Henry the First. They are pioneers in the wine industry of the Marlborough wine region.

Their vineyard is located on the banks of the Waihopai River and on the Southern side of the Wairau Valley. The Waihopai River runs the length of their 268 ha vineyard and not only provides a picturesque boundary but its ancient river shingles are an essential part of the vineyard's terroir. This location consistently enjoys warmer daytime temperatures and lower rainfall than areas to the North. These daytime temperatures, followed by cool nights, encourage intense flavor development which is the hallmark of Marlborough wine. In February 2009 they broke ground on a new 6,000 ton state of the art winery, and the 2010 vintage was the first crush in the new facility.

Marisco produces three brands, Fernlands, The Ned and The Kings Series. Fernlands is the newest of the wines produced by Marisco. The fruit is all estate grown. The Ned was launched in 2006 and is named after one of the tallest, most rugged peaks to the southeast of their vineyard. In October 2009 they launched The Kings Series range, a celebration of their family heritage dating back to the 12th Century. Each wine in the range tells a story about their ancestors, the de Mariscos, and their tempestuous relationship with the English monarchy.

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Marisco 'The Ned' Pinot Noir 2016
89  Decanter 
Decanter 89"A crowd-pleasing Pinot Noir that delivers smoky, toasty oak on the nose balanced by red cherry fruits. It has a light body and smooth texture and the aromas are mirrored on the palate with wood influence adding structure and depth. One for roast ham, white meats or even on its own."
Item Number: 30873
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Marisco 'The Ned' Pinot Noir 2015
"Sourced from the renowned Ben Morven and Slopes vineyards, the 2015 vintage was naturally low yielding, with a long ripening period that has ensured optimal fruit expression and super supple tannin. Our Pinot Noir vines are planted in the deep clay loams of the Southern Valleys, universally

Marisco Vineyards 'The Kings Favour' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Bright and tangy, with transparent Key lime, passion fruit and citrus flavors, crisp and refreshing. Shows intensity on the finish. Drink now."  "A precise and vibrant expression of Sauvignon Blanc that delivers aromas of wild mint, capsicum and ripe lime citrus atop savoury

Marisco Vineyards 'The Ned' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "Pear, lime and tangerine flavors are crisp and refreshing, with notes of coconut water and grapefruit on the finish. Drink now." BEST VALUE  "Exuberant lemon - lime citrus and wet stone minerality underpinned by layers of crunchy green capsicum and woody hedgerows. The palate

Marisco Vineyards 'The Ned' Pinot Rose 2017
"The Ned Pinot Rose 2017 is a vibrant, pale rose pink. With a wonderfully scented and pure fruited aroma that melds elements of red berry compote and watermelon with subtle woody notes of sunwarmed raspberry canes."  "This is a sensitively handled blend of two Pinot varieties; one where the Noir

Marisco Vineyards 'Fernlands' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
"100% Sauvignon Blanc Viticulture:The vineyard where Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc is grown is one of Marlborough’s best. The soil is an ancient riverbed comprised of three unique terraces of free draining silty loam topsoil. There are 2,500 vines per hectare and all have 2-3 canes adding enhanced

Marisco Vineyards 'The Kings Favour' Sauvignon Blanc 2016
92  Decanter 
Decanter 92"A bone-dry wine with ripe tropical fruit flavors. Quite pungent, showing classic-style citrus, red apple and passion fruit, even a subtle lemongrass undertone. lt's a well-made, balanced wine. Highly Recommended"

Marisco Vineyards 'The Kings Favour' Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "A beauty with an expressive bouquet of dried herbs, Granny Smith apples, gooseberries and tomato stalk. The palate is concentrated and has a lot of fresh citrus notes. There's an attractive, flinty mineral edge as well. Lovely weight and texture add to the complexity of this stunning

Marisco Vineyards 'Fernlands' Sauvignon Blanc 2016
"100% Sauvignon Blanc Viticulture:The vineyard where Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc is grown is one of Marlborough’s best. The soil is an ancient riverbed comprised of three unique terraces of free draining silty loam topsoil. There are 2,500 vines per hectare and all have 2-3 canes adding enhanced

Marisco Vineyards 'Fernlands' Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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"100% Sauvignon Blanc Viticulture:The vineyard where Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc is grown is one of Marlborough’s best. The soil is an ancient riverbed comprised of three unique terraces of free draining silty loam topsoil. There are 2,500 vines per hectare and all have 2-3 canes adding enhanced

Marisco Vineyards 'The Ned' Sauvignon Blanc 2016
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91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 Best Buy "This medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc is slightly leafy in style, but balances that with lush citrus fruit. The crushed tomato stalk and grapefruit come together in a dry, harmonious finish that's mainstream delicious."   Wine Enthusiast has ranked The Ned Sauvignon

Marisco 'The Ned' Pinot Noir 2014
91  Decanter 
Wine Spectator 90 "The sarsaparilla, clove and black tea notes are supported by fine-grained tannins. Wild blackberry and dried blueberry flavors show plenty of intensity and focus on the finish."  Decanter 91 "Savoury, fruity, mineral, light red and black fruit, dark red apple skin, finely

Marisco 'The Ned' Pinot Noir 2013
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88  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 88 "Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2013 The Ned Pinot Noir shows very pretty and delicate red cherry and cranberry notes with hints of roses and cinnamon. Light to medium-bodied and offering a good intensity of fruit and just enough silky tannins to frame, it finishes with good

Marisco Vineyards 'Fernlands' Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87 "Dried floral and fresh-cut herb notes add an aromatic touch to the melon, peach and lemon zest flavors. Smooth, with a juicy finish."  "100% Sauvignon Blanc Viticulture:The vineyard where Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc is grown is one of Marlborough’s best. The soil is an ancient

Marisco Vineyards 'The Ned' Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87 "The 2014 The Ned Sauvignon Blanc has intense, almost electric citrus and green apple scents with hints of elderflower, chopped herbs and pea pods. Clean, crisp and refreshing in the mouth, it has mouthwatering citrus flavors and a good, long finish."  " Pale straw with a light