Our Land

Starborough is fortunate to have family owned vineyards in both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Although both valley’s are located in Marlborough they each have differences in soil and climate forming their own unique characteristic fruit flavours.

Our Land

The Wairau and Awatere valleys are both in Marlborough, but the differences in soil and climate keep them distinct. Each valley has its own characteristic fruit flavours.

Starborough Terrace Vineyard

Basking on the lower terraces of the southern bank of the Awatere River, Starborough vineyard’s soils are wind blown loess over stony river gravel deposits and deeper clay subsoils. The soil is of moderate fertility and very free draining.

Starborough Terrace Vineyard

Basking on the lower terraces of the southern bank of the Awatere River, Starborough vineyard’s soils are wind blown loess over stony river gravel deposits and deeper clay subsoils. Of moderate fertility and very free draining, this soil.

Long Lane Vineyard

Close to the Pacific Ocean and cooled by the easterly wind, the fruit development at the Jones’ Long Lane vineyard is extended for complexity of flavour.

The soil in this part of the lower Dashwood on the northern bank of the Awatere River is low to moderate, fertile and free draining, alluvial gravel silt loam over deeper layers of river stones. The interaction between the soil and this unique climate allows the production of intensely aromatic, ripe and concentrated wines.

Long Lane Vineyard

Close to the Pacific Ocean and cooled by the easterly wind, the fruit development at the Jones’ Long Lane vineyard is extended for complexity of flavour.

The soil in this part of the lower Dashwood on the northern bank of the Awatere River is low to moderate, fertile and free draining, alluvial gravel silt loam over deeper layers of river stones. The interaction between the soil and this unique climate allows the production of intensely aromatic, ripe and concentrated wines.

O’Dwyers Farm Vineyard

The Jones family’s original property in O’Dwyers Farm in the heart of the Wairau Valley. The soil is a fertile free draining alluvial silt loam which provides potent fruit forward wines.

O’Dwyers Farm Vineyard

The Jones family’s original property in O’Dwyers Farm in the heart of the Wairau Valley. The soil is a fertile free draining alluvial silt loam which provides potent fruit forward wines.