All the World's an Oyster
... or so you might think when you first lay your eyes upon the sheltered vineyards in the Marlborough region of New Zealand where Oyster Bay wines are produced.
The founders of Oyster Bay were among the first to settle in this region that is today famous as home to some of the world's finest Sauvignon Blanc wines. The cool maritime climate of New Zealand in connection with the porous alluvial soils allows for one of the longest vegetative periods anywhere in the world. Grapes that grow here form a wide range of intense aromatics, as do the wines produced from them. Head Winemaker Michael Ivecivich and his team capture the special character of New Zealand in every bottle of their Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc. As one of the most dynamic producers in the region, Oyster Bay Winery understands how to grasp the spotlight in a sustainable way. Quite literally. As one of the founding members of "Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand" program, the company has focused on the organic cultivation of its vineyards since the very start.