Given the relationship between wine and the church (most 19th-century New Zealand wines were produced to be used in communion), it seems highly appropriate that Clos Henri’s cellar door is one of Marlborough’s former houses of worship. The beautiful matai and rimu building has an old-world charm that has helped it become one of the most photographed cellar doors in the region. There are outdoor tables and a range of platters and bread available from the cellar door – take the opportunity to picnic among the vines.
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This beautiful vineyard is the Antipodean arm of the renowned Henri Bourgeois family – wine-growers in France’s Loire Valley for 10 generations. The family arrived in Marlborough in 2000, with the goal of producing world-class terroir-driven sauvignon blanc and pinot noir to complement their homeland wines.
There is no such thing as a generic sauvignon blanc here – the organic Marlborough fruit and the French winemaking style combine to make wines of real complexity.
You can do an Estate Tour at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (bookings essential). And if you’re in Marlborough on Valentine’s Day, make sure you head to the vineyard for Nuits Romantiques, an outdoor screening of a French film among the vines.