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…
Who we are
We are New Zealand's most experienced, family owned wine producer.
Our long standing success is built on a history of passion, hard work, sustainability & innovation.
What we do
From humble beginnings in 1916 – we’re a family owned business who have worked tirelessly and passionately over the years, learning all there is to know about making the best quality wine New Zealand has to offer - and taking it to the world. This wine has come from the very best and carefully selected wine growing land in New Zealand.
In pursuit of excellence, we leave no stone un-turned. Every decision we make - from the purchase of land to the labels on bottles, and everything in between – is in pursuit of being the best and most advanced in our field. We are non-compromising on quality, and are guided by our deeply engrained values and beliefs, to deliver excellence and value to our customer.
Why we do itward
Put simply, we love wine, it is our way of life. And, from a love of wine, along with a respect and connection to the land as a means for providing – Babich Wines was born. At just 20 years of age in 1916, Josip Babich made his first New Zealand wine - under the name Babich Bothers. With a legacy of solid farming practices in place and a desire to produce only the best quality of wine - created the foundations for what is Babich Wines today. Three generations of wine lovers, who all want to deliver to the consumer the best possible product, representing the best possible value, for every occasion.
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).