Kim grew up on a farm in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island. He graduated with a B.Sc. in 1983 and, like many a new graduate, found himself wondering how to make use of his education in carving-out an interesting career. It was at this point that one of Kim’s lecturers came up with the inspired suggestion that he take a look at New Zealand’s infant wine industry. The rest, as they say, is history. It was a revolutionary time for New Zealand winemaking. New varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay – were being planted. The potential was certainly there to be able to make something other than sherry, even though few would have guessed at the full extent of the progress our industry has since made, recalls Kim. Kim’s objective was always unwaveringly simple and straightforward – to produce and present under one label the very best wines from every grape variety and every premium wine-growing region in New Zealand. Whilst Kim has since departed, his winemaking philosophy very much lives on at Kim Crawford Wines today.
Pale green in colour. It has a bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes that Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is famous for. An exuberant wine brimming with flavours of pineapple and stonefruit with a hint of herbaceousness on the palate. The finish is fresh and zesty.