New Zealand’s premier wine producing region of Marlborough is located in the north of the South Island and surrounds the populous township of Blenheim. Internationally renown for its iconic Sauvignon Blanc grown in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, Marlborough is defined by its unique geography.

Guarded from prevailing weather by mountain ranges, the patchwork soils deposited across the valley by glaciers range from clay in the south to sand and pea gravel in the coastal Wairau plain. This soil diversity, coupled with moderating cool sea winds from the east and a staggering 2,409 average hours of sunshine and only 655mm of rain per year, create ideal conditions for premium grape and wine production. Sauvignon Blanc dominates the region with over 76% of vineyard plantings, followed by Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Viognier.

Indevin’s Marlborough winery is situated at Riverlands, nestled in the foothills of the Wither Hills and overlooking Cloudy Bay. We have a total production capacity of 26.2 million litres of wine including more than 32,000 tonnes of white grapes and 1,700 tonnes of red grapes. Varieties processed onsite include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.

Our experienced team of qualified winemakers, cellar and laboratory staff provide world-class infrastructure and individually tailored winemaking services to a diverse client base. Absolute visibility and traceability of our production and supply chain operations is assured through Bulls-i, our bespoke winery management software. Indevin’s stringent compliance processes and detailed product records are at the fingertips of our winemaking and quality assurance teams, who are experts in exporting wine product to international markets.

The Marlborough winery is capable of dispatching very high volumes of finished wine per week, filled through sterile filtration to each client’s specification. A unique product security system ensures every tank is secure and accessible only through authorised processes, including:

  • – Winemaker issued job orders

  • – Bar coded tank labels on tank turret, bottom and rack valves

  • – Tank access points secured by a combination lock

  • – Capped Tank valves

  • – Bulls-i tracking of every tank by client, batch code, date of last operation and unique job order number

 

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White wine production

 

  • – Insulated stainless steel tanks ranging from 5,000L to 240,000L

  • – Bespoke Bulls-i management system including on-line web-portal access for each client with networked tank cooling/heating

  • – Dedicated Client and Assistant winemakers provided by Indevin

  • – Pre-harvest maturity analyses and reporting

  • – Laboratory analyses at every step of the wine making process

  • – Crushed or whole bunch pressing

  • – Floatation through either mobile, static or continuous units

  • – Yeast auto hydrators and yeast propagation centre

  • – A choice of fermentation options including: inoculated, wild, tank
    and barrel

  • – Laboratory trial work

  • – A choice of final filtration methods including the latest cross flow technology

 

Red wine production

 

  • – Pre-harvest maturity analyses and reporting

  • – Multiple fruit receival options: machine and handpicked fruit, hand sorting, flying hoppers, receival bin and must pump

  • – Open top fermenters: 36 x 6 Tonne, 37 x 10 Tonne

  • – Closed top fermenters: 17 x 20 Tonne

  • – Ganimede® fermenters: 3 x 20 Tonne

  • – Temperature control on fermentation: warming and cooling

  • – A choice of fermentation including inoculated, wild, tank, barrel and stave work

  • – Cap management options include:

    • – Pump over

    • – Pneumatic punch down

    • – Pulsair®

  • – Laboratory trial work
  • – A choice of final filtration methods including cross flow
  • – Micro-oxygenation