To have vineyards in the right regions on superior sites, and getting the right varieties on those superior sites. We aim to create wines that are stylish and refined and have easy drinking appeal.
– Joe Babich
The Babich family wine company will continue to produce and sell world class New Zealand wines. We will work passionately and tirelessly to build the reputation of our wines through dedication to our vineyards, winemaking, stakeholders and the delivery of value to our customers. A culture built around integrity, respect, sound stewardship and sustainable environmental practices as established by the founder and continued by successive generations, will guide us for the next 100 years…
We are renowned for creating award-winning New Zealand wines. The result is a range of stylish, refined wines with easy drinking appeal. We produce all main varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and many more. Each is crafted from New Zealand’s finest winemaking regions. Being New Zealand’s most experienced family owned winery, we have the luxury of high vineyard ownership and therefore have high control over grape quality. This reflects positively in the end product with high consistency to style (e.g. tropical in Sauvignon) and high consistency of quality.
TOP 50 WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED WINE BRANDS
- Drinks International, April 2012
NEW ZEALAND WINE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 2013
China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
While it has become a familiar name worldwide for Sauvignon Blanc, the region’s most planted grape variety, Marlborough is also renowned for its Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling as the free-draining, alluvial loams over gravelly sub-soils in the Wairau, Waihopai and Awatere valleys provide ideal growing conditions.
For Babich Wines, Marlborough makes a heavy contribution to the company’s portfolio. Babich has invested in substantial vineyard land and in production facilities.
Viticulturalist, John Sowman and his team manage all of Babich’s Marlborough vineyards totaling 230-hectares (568 acres).