Wairau Valley
The Wairau Valley is a sub-region of the famed Marlborough district at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. It is marked by stony alluvial soils that are more gravelly nearest the riverbed. In general the region is cooler and drier than the wider area and it has a diverse range of meso-climates. Pungent Sauvignon Blanc is the Wairau's calling card. (Wine/Appellations)