Isabel Estate is nestled in the heart of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, where it receives the full benefit of extended sunshine hours combined with a long, relatively cool growing season. Long, brilliantly sunny, mild autumns allow for the development of intense flavours and aromas in the fruit. Yields for the Isabel wines are restricted by pruning to low bud numbers and, where necessary, shoot and bunch thinning ensures that the fruit quality is fully optimised.
At Isabel Estate, the love and passion for what they do is reflected in every facet of the winemaking process. The team's aim is to enhance the typical characteristics of Marlborough with a complexity and finesse that will deliver ageing potential for Isabel wines. Isabel Estate has some of the region's oldest vines, producing exceptional quality grapes and wines including an outstanding Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Isabel philosophy on working the land is simple:
“Respect the soil where the grapes grow and allow the unique characters of each vineyard and variety to be expressed in the final wine.”