Marlborough, New Zealand Situated on the north end of the south island in New Zealand lies the infamous and marvelous Marlborough region. As a pioneering wine district, Marlborough is probably the most revered wine-producing region in this small country, accounting for 62% of all wine produced in New Zealand. Marlborough is quintessential white wine territory and a wine lover’s dream destination. Although many associate this region with the white grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is also producing a wide range of other varieties including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Riesling. Wines produced here are known for their vivacious and intense aromatics and flavors. With more than 150 wine producers, there is truly something for everyone.