Zephyr Wines is a family winery based in
Dillon's Point, Marlborough started by the Glover family in 1985
after being inspired by other mavericks in the region to convert
their farm to vine.
They've never looked back and Owen and Wendy Glover, along with
son Ben, one of New Zealand's most acclaimed and talented
winemakers, now produce award-winning wines from what has become
one of the most established single vineyards in the region.
Tim Atkin described their Sauvignon Blanc as "about as good as
Marlborough gets" and Matthew Jukes says their Pinot would "wow
Burgundian stalwarts". The Gewurtzraminer and a Riesling follow
suit in showcasing the more savoury and 'savage' style Zephyr has
become renowned for with their 2012 Gewurtzraminer just winning the
Champion Gewrurtzraminer Trophy at the 2013 Bragato Wine Awards, a silver medal at the
Air NZ Wine Awards 2013 and being chosen by Bob Campbell to enter
in the Six Nations Wine Challenge this year.
The Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc has once again been selected for Air
New Zealand's Business Premier and Premium Economy
Classes; their 2012 Sauvignon Blanc was included in
The Top 50 wines in the New Zealand Herald
this year and the 2012 Riesling and Gewurtzraminer both won Gold
medals at the 2013 Royal Easter show.
The critics are proving what we've known for a long time - that
the Glover's are styling something special out Marlborough that
no-one else has.