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Simon (Winemaker) and Vanessa (Viticulturist) Barker live on the family vineyard, Muritai, with their young son, horses and dogs for company.
Muritai, meaning “Sea Breeze” in Maori, nestles between the bluffs of Blind River in the SE corner of Marlborough’s winemaking region. Wines from the Awatere have a distinctive style, fresher and with a minerality not found elsewhere in Marlborough. The Blind River Valley is developing as a distinctive sub region with its own style, the most recognizable element being a flinty, smoky character. Muritai was planted to 75 acres of Sauvignon Blanc and 10 acres of Riesling, mostly in 2004.
These are the kind of wines that enthusiasts are looking for from this land of discovery – clean, fresh and intense wines of the highest quality. They come from a unique terroir with a distinctive profile. The Sauvignon Blancs over deliver on quality at prices everyone can afford.