Nobilo Wines

In 1936 when war threatened their native Croatia, Nikola and Zuva Nobilo decided to start over and move to New Zealand, a country nearly halfway around the world. When they boarded a ship to begin their long passage, they left behind nearly everything they owned. With one exception. They brought with them more than 300 years of winemaking tradition.

As it turns out, that tradition coupled with hard work was everything they needed to succeed in their new homeland. In 1943, they planted some of New Zealand's first commercial vines at Huapai, west of Auckland.

It wasn't easy at first. Laws didn't favor the wine industry, and New Zealanders didn't drink wine with meals the way Europeans did. Nikola stuck to it, making all his equipment by hand and supporting his family by farming. He also successfully lobbied the government to change the country's liquor laws to allow wine to be served with food in restaurants.

By the 1970s, Nikola was a successful winemaker who helped lead the move from hybrid grapes to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. He also worked on developing new winegrowing regions-most notably Marlborough. In 1994, Nikola was awarded an Order of the British Empire medal for his contribution to the New Zealand wine industry.

Today, winemaker David Edmonds continues his passion, selecting premium grapes from Nobilo vineyards to craft pure classic wines of distinct regional character.

From Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and beyond, Nobilo vineyards span New Zealand. Care has been taken to plant vines in the most welcoming spots--valleys with ample sunlight, rolling hills with ideal soil characteristics--ensuring grapes benefit from the best that these wine-growing regions have to offer.

Nobilo Regional Collection and Nobilo Icon wines are internationally acclaimed, especially classic Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, which has received numerous awards and accolades over many years.

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Nobilo Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017
"Light straw with hints of green. Herbaceous notes of freshly cut grass along with lifted pineapple, melon, passionfruit, and hintsof grapefruit. Fresh and crisp with zesty flavors of ripe tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and pineapple. The wine has flinty minerality, juicy acidity, and a
Item Number: 30119
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
BTL

Nobilo Wines 'Icon' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91 “...It will draw you in with its rich scent of passion fruit and ripe peaches, then last, firm, clean, and silken, with a salty savor to match a feta-strewn Greek salad.”  “Complex aromatics ranging from citrus zest and ripe, tropical fruit to flinty minerality. Citrus zest and
Item Number: 29827
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $95.70
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Nobilo Wines 'Icon' Sauvignon Blanc 2016
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90“This stands out, with roasted herb and savory, minerally accents to the plump peach and citrus flavors, showing terrific intensity on the juicy finish.”~MaryAnn Worobiec

Nobilo Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2016
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"Light straw with hints of green. Herbaceous notes of freshly cut grass along with lifted pineapple, melon, passionfruit, and hintsof grapefruit. Fresh and crisp with zesty flavors of ripe tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and pineapple. The wine has flinty minerality, juicy acidity, and a

Nobilo Wines 'Icon' Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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A rich, complex, full bodied wine with a striking bouquet of passionfruit, gooseberries and nettles. Opulent tropical fruit flavours, complemented by herbal and mineral characters lead to a persistent finish. Sophisticated and delicious.

Nobilo Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2015
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Green apple, melon and lemon meringue flavors are juicy and expressive, with a mouthwatering finish, lingering pleasantly on the finish. Drink now. 1200000 cases made."  Fresh, crisp and clean with zesty flavours of ripe tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and pineapple

Nobilo Chardonnay 2015
"Crisp and fresh unoaked style from famous Marlborough region. Delicious bouquet and flavors of citrus, green apple and pineapple. Fresher, crisper and livelier than California super premium chardonnay"~ tasting notes

Nobilo Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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"The Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc is a light yellow color, with a striking nose of grapefruit and lychee nut. It’s light and crisp on the palate, with medium body and a faint clover note to accent the light grapefruity flavors. Quaffable and unpretentious, the wine’s alcohol is a mere 12.5

Nobilo Wines 'Icon' Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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New Zealand at its best, showing tropical fruit, citrus and ripe peach associated with classic Marlborough sauvignon blanc. Lively melange of gooseberry and passion fruit on the nose, generously backed up with zesty, crisp lemon, passion fruit and peaches on the palate.

Nobilo Wines 'Icon' Sauvignon Blanc 2013
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" Pale yellow with delicate hints of green. Lifted aromas of citrus fruit, jalapeno, and tropical fruit. Crisp, clean, and complex. Pure fruit flavors combined with juicy acidity. " ~ Winery notes

Nobilo Wines 'Icon' Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Wine Spectator 88 "Vibrant, juicy and intense, offering lemon, peach and grapefruit flavors, with notes of fresh-cut grass and jalapeño. Mouthwatering finish."  " A rich, complex, full bodied wine with a striking bouquet of passionfruit, gooseberries and nettles. Opulent tropical fruit flavors,

Nobilo Wines 'Icon' Pinot Gris 2006
85  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 85"Soft, with very good intensity to dried quince, grass, green pear and lemon skin flavors. Drink now. 3,500 cases made."

Nobilo Wines 'Icon' Sauvignon Blanc 2011
 "Light straw colour with pale green hues. Bursting with pineapple and nettle aromas, supported by notes of citrus zest and pink grapefruit. Icon Sauvignon Blanc is a complex wine with excellent structure and weight. Displaying the classic Marlborough characters of ripe tropical fruit, clean

Nobilo Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2013
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89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89“Flavors of pear, green apple and lemon zest are intense, focused and smooth, with a hint of lime. Culminates in a crisp finish. Drink now.” –M.W