Welcome to Flaxbourne Estate, an old Merino sheep station turned vineyard.
Flaxbourne wines come from New Zealand, a spectacular country where the land extends over the rolling foothills of the mountains to the rugged coastlines of the South Pacific Ocean. New Zealand’s climate and the landscape is unique, producing stunning wines with International recognition.
The Merino sheep which features on the Flaxbourne range has a long history in New Zealand and the quality of its Merino wool is world famous. Flaxbourne Station was the largest sheep station in New Zealand in the latter part of the 19th Century, but today our Merino sheep share the countryside with our vines.
New Zealand is a land like no other and our wine is a reflection of our unique climate and commitment to sustainable wine production.
Despite its relative youth, Marlborough is recognised as one of the premium wine regions of the world.
Located at the north eastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east and towering mountain ranges to the north and south, a broad alluvial plain stretches from the coastline, gradually rising into narrow valleys with favourable northerly aspects.
Whilst geographically diverse, Marlborough’s maritime climate, long cool growing season, and young fertile soils promote intense varietal characters, fresh natural acidity and succulent ripe fruit flavours that the world has quickly embraced.
New Zealand’s second-largest wine region, located on the east coast of the North Island.
Hawke’s Bay is one of the hottest and sunniest areas of New Zealand. A maritime climate with hot days and free draining, low fertile soils provide optimum conditions for Bordeaux style, bold red wines that are unique and elegant.
History, consistency, diversity and innovation continue to provide the foundation for Hawke’s Bay’s reputation as a quality producer of world-class wines.