Spy Valley Wines Ltd.

37 Lake Timara Road, RD 6, 7276 Blenheim, Marlborough
New Zealand
Telephone +64 3 5726088
Fax +64 3 5729830

This company is co-exhibitor of
New Zealand Winegrowers

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ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 9): stand E36

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ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 9


Tony Cloke



Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.02  New Zealand
  •  Marlborough

Our products

Product category: Marlborough

2011 Spy Valley Echelon

DescriptionAroma: Fresh bread, apple strudel with hints of strawberry.

Palate: Dry and crisp, the fine bead and delicate flavours make for a perfect aperitif. and fine cellaring potential.

WinemakingAfter hand-picking, the free run juice was fermented and aged in old oak for one year before tirage bottling. Secondary fermentation in the bottle and lees contact for three and a half years before disgorgement.

VineyardJohnson Vineyard Lodge and 'C' Blocks - complex and well drained stony loams.

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Product category: Marlborough

2017 Spy Valley Easy Tiger Sauvignon Blanc

DescriptionAroma: Lime zest, passionfruit and melon.
Palate: An elegant texture, with some subtle oak influences under typical Marlborough flavours of tropical fruit and fresh green herbs. Crisp, refreshing and easy-going.

WinemakingHarvested early in the season in the cool of early morning, gentle juice extraction and pressing under inert gas. Cool settled and fermented mainly in stainless steel tanks, around 10% of fermentation in old oak barrels.

Food PairingPairs perfectly with seafood, salads and tomato, lemon and vinaigrette dressings.

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Product category: Marlborough

2015 Spy Valley Iced Sauvignon Blanc

DescriptionAroma: Lime, Manuka honey, tropical fruits, nutmeg and wafts of cinnamon. A hint of smoke lends a clue this is Sauvignon Blanc

Palate: A sweet dessert style, the palate is decadent and sweet without cloying heaviness. Hard to resist.

WinemakingHand picked after noble rot infection, the raisined grapes were slowly pressed to ferment in French oak barrels and a small tank over nine months.

VineyardVertical shoot positioning, shoot and bunch thinning to restrict yield.

Food PairingMatch with a citrus tart, New York cheesecake or blue cheese and pear.

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About us

Company details

The 1990s were a time of discovery and courage in Marlborough. Deep in the Waihopai Valley, Bryan and Jan Johnson had the audacity to establish 320 acres of estate vineyards on land considered too hard, too dry and too unfertile for wine.

It was a venture that started with a passion for the land. This pioneering spirit established one of New Zealand’s most successful boutique family-run wineries, now exporting eight varietals to 35 countries, from a crush capacity of 3000 tonnes. 

Today, Spy Valley’s commitment remains to the land and to the people who tend it – we are simply farmers at heart, nurturing soil and vine to cultivate the complexities in our wine. And we’re mindful that it’s our focus on sustainability which will ensure our guardianship of this land for generations to come. 

We’re considered a little clandestine around here, deep in our bewitching valley.  Perhaps it comes with being named for our proximity to the spy base down the road, but we like a bit of mystery. 

Perhaps it’s because we are always searching for the best of the best to produce exceptional wine.  Perhaps it’s because managing eight varieties of grapes takes a great deal of knowing the land, the environment and climate, and in the past we’ve classified these traditions.

These are secrets, however, that we’ve decided it’s time to share.

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