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Characterised by hot days and very cool nights the accumulation of flavour and pure fruit intensity is unique to the Wairau Alpine Valley.

The growing season (September - April) is marginally shorter than that of the Lower Wairau Valley floor.

Marlborough has a mild, sunny climate. Blenheim averages 2,470 hours of sunshine per year, the highest of any main centre.

January is the sunniest month averaging 8.5 hours per day compared with 5.0 hours per day in July. Summer temperatures are among the warmest in the country with an average daily maximum for January and February of 23.5°C, compared with the all year average daily maximum of 18.5oC.

Rainfall varies significantly throughout the region, with parts of the Marlborough Sounds recording the highest annual rainfall. Regionally the average rainfall is around 650mm. The Wairau plains have a mild, dry climate with high variations in the direction and force of surface winds.

The plains are generally protected from Southerly systems that may affect adjacent areas. Rainfall increases from the East to the West with Blenheim receiving 650mm while the adjacent Richmond Range receives 2000mm. South of the Wairau River, the rainfall gradient is less marked and mean annual rainfall varies between 1400mm and 1600mm. Summers are warm and dry and the winters characterised by their clear, crisp, sunny days.

 

Tiki Awards

  • finalist

    TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    Outstanding Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (London)

    Gold medal, China Wine & Spirit Awards 2013

    4-5star90 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2013

    4star Winestate  Nov/Dec issue 2013

    TIKI Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

    Double Gold and BEST Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio San Francisco International Wine comp 2013

    Gold medal and Trophy, Avenues International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012

    TIKI Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    5star 94 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sept 2013

    4-5star Winestate Nov/Dec issue 2013

    TIKI Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2013

    4-5star91 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2013

    4star Raymond Chan, Aug 2013

    Maui Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (London)

    TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

    Gold medal, Hong Kong International Wine Challenge 2013 (view)

    Gold, China Wines and Spirits Best Value 2013 (view)

    TIKI KORO Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

    Gold medal, Hong Kong International Wine Challenge 2013 (view)

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  • Blenheim weather forecast
    Monday

    Clearing shower
    12°C - 25°C

    Tuesday

    Sunny
    12°C - 25°C

    Wednesday

    Mostly sunny
    12°C - 27°C

    Thursday

    Mostly sunny
    14°C - 26°C

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