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Jackson Estate

The New Zealand winery in Blenheim in the Marlborough (South Island) area was founded in 1988 by John Stichbury, the first wine was produced in 1991. It is named after Adam Jackson (John Stichbury's maternal great-grandfather), who grew cereals in the Marlborough area in the 19th century. The winery's emblem on the label is a rubber tree planted by the great-grandfather in 1867 and still in existence today. Initially, the wines were vinified outside the estate, but since March 2004, they have been produced in the estate's own newly built cellar. The own vineyards cover 73 hectares, grapes from another 40 hectares of contract winegrowers are used. The wines are produced from the varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Top wines are the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay Reserve (aged in 100% new French oak) and the noble sweet Botrytis Riesling. Numerous national and international awards have been won. From the 2002 vintage onwards, the Sauvignon Blancs are bottled with screw cap.

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