“On a hot summer day, there’s really nothing better than a crisp white wine with racing acidity – and the new vintage of Spy Valley’s Satellite Sauvignon Blanc hits the spot. Tangy tropical fruit with just a hint of the typical grassy notes; this wine delivers on both the palate and the budget. Rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast and under $10 a bottle – pick up a case and chill all summer long!” – Glen Knight, The Wine House

2016 Spy Valley Satellite
Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand

91 Points Wine Enthusiast
90 Points Wine Spectator
Release Price: $15
Wine House: $9.99

“This is a bit fuller and more textural than many Marlborough Sauvignons, which gives it an extra dimension. The aromas show just enough grassy punch to make them pop, while smooth grapefruit flavors build in intensity on the long finish.” –Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, July 2017

“Tangy, with passion fruit and peach flavors that are intense at the core. Offers whiffs of floral and lemon verbena on the finish. Drink now. 17,000 cases made.” –Maryann Worobiec, Wine Spectator, April 2017


Vineyards: Wairau Valley Marlborough
Soils: Complex and well-drained stony loams
Viticulturist: Adam McCone
Winemaker: Paul Bourgeois and Richelle Collier
Winemaking: After picking and pressing the individual parcels were fermented separately. Following selection of the components, the wine was blended and bottled.

Winery Tasting Notes:
Bouquet –Bright, sweet aromas of lemon, lime and snow pea
Palate –Crisp and refreshing, with lively acidity complementing flavours of lemongrass and tropical fruit


The 1990s were a time of discovery and courage in Marlborough. Deep in the Waihopai Valley, Bryan and Jan Johnson had the audacity to establish 320 acres of estate vineyards on land considered too hard, too dry and too unfertile for wine. It was a venture that started with a passion for the land. This pioneering spirit established one of New Zealand’s most successful boutique family-run wineries, now exporting eight varietals to 35 countries, from a crush capacity of 3000 tonnes.

Today, Spy Valley’s commitment remains to the land and to the people who tend it – we are simply farmers at heart, nurturing soil and vine to cultivate the complexities in our wine. And we’re mindful that it’s our focus on sustainability which will ensure our guardianship of this land for generations to come.

We’re considered a little clandestine around here, deep in our bewitching valley. Perhaps it comes with being named for our proximity to the spy base down the road, but we like a bit of mystery. Perhaps it’s because we are always searching for the best of the best to produce exceptional wine. Perhaps it’s because managing eight varieties of grapes takes a great deal of knowing the land, the environment and climate, and in the past we’ve classified these traditions. These are secrets, however, that we’ve decided it’s time to share.


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