Spy Valley Wines is situated in heart of Marlborough, New Zealand, right up the road from a US government listening post… hence the name.
One of Marlborough’s leading family-owned wine companies and famed for its award winning wines, Spy Valley is a must-visit with a reputation for producing outstanding Pinot Noir and other aromatic varietals. Unlike the world of espionage, the wine has been called “impossible to ignore” and the company among “the planet’s 20 most notable new producers.”
What style do you think characterises the pinot of your region?
Marlborough pinot is red fruits and subtle spice with an elegant balance.
Tell us three things we need to know about your region?
Stunning winter days… Frosty cold mornings with sunny clear blue days that finish with a pinot in front of a roaring fire.
Fishing in the Marlborough Sounds – you can’t beat fresh blue cod with a glass of Marlborough sauvignon…
The infamous wind; Blenheim’s best kept secret.
What’s the one thing we must do in your region?
Treat yourself to a Burleigh pork belly pie between winery visits… A definite must!
When no one is watching, you drink…
Your pinots are best for…
Cold rainy days by the fire, cold summer nights by the fire and any other day.
Your pinots are best paired with…
If not you, who else should people try?
Te Whare Ra, Mahi, or Framingham
What year was your first pinot noir vintage and what song best represents it?
2000 and it was
What do you listen to when you drink pinot?
What song should we listen to when driving to the winery?
What song should we listen to when driving away and onto the next one?