The Glover family vineyards, planted in 1985
alongside the meandering Opawa River, have inspired the family's
passion for wine after 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. The
very name "Zephyr" characterises the prevailing wind that
complements Marlborough's unique ripening season and Zephyr wines
embrace the dynamic spirit of the Glover family and the lively
aromatics of the estate vineyards which show in their
internationally acclaimed wines.
Ben's passion lies in Marlborough and Pinot Noir, and he is
lauded as one of the most talented and respected winemakers in the
country, having been Group Winemaker for Accolade New Zealand,
sourcing fruit from Waipara, Marlborough and Central Otago. Before
that he was chief winemaker and Director of Winemaking for some of
New Zealands most well known wine brands including Wither Hills,
Lindauer, Huntaway & Corbans.