Meltwater Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Traditional Price €30
Member Price €19.86
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Your average New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a one-trick pony - exploding out of the glass for instant gratification, but falls flat pretty soon thereafter.

Mike’s Meltwater is more of a thoroughbred - built to last, a much more interesting take on an amazing grape (ok, enough of the horse talk).

Mikes sources the grapes from two carefully-farmed blocks in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. The vineyards sit on a mixture of clay and alluvial river soils and the yields are a little lower than usual - giving the grapes extra complexity and concentration.

Mike then works his magic in the winery - he waits for the wine to ferment naturally, instead of adding commercial aromatic yeast. This can take up to a week to initiate (instead of 1-2 days), but when it does, you get a wine with more texture, gentler acidity, and less in-your-face intense Sauvignon flavours.

It ends up being bone-dry, hugely drinkable, and brilliant with lots of different kinds of food.

Wine type 



Sauvignon Blanc


New Zealand

Region of origin





Alcohol %




Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)


Average age of vines

15 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

Sea level

Soil type(s)

Alluvial river terrace

Closure Type


Is this wine organic?




Sustainably produced?


Suitable for vegans?


Ageing potential (years)

5 years

Ideal drinking window


Mike's great grandfather Marcus Joseph Paterson emigrated to New Zealand from Corofin Co. Clare in 1927.

So when Mike and wife Anna started Corofin, their own family business, they wanted to honour this history and special connection between his family and the land. 

Read more about Mike

Think seafood… fresh blue cod sashimi or a good Pacific oyster

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Bill Lloyd (Dublin)
The white wine drinkers among loved this wine.

It was very smooth and great value for money.

Sarah J Menheneott (Dublin)

What a great wine, which is a favouriteI our house. We're ordering it monthly!

A firm favourite here too Sarah! Always have to have it on hand :)

Will (London)
Excellent S.B

My wife is the S.B. drinker in our house and she loves it. I also really enjoy it.

Delighted we've found new fans, it's such a perfect Sauvignon blanc!

Angela S Belfast (Belfast)
Wedding Wine

Originally ordered for my daughter's wedding in 2021 and loved it then. Punches above its weight. Go to for Christmas Day.

Thanks for the review, Angela. It really is a stellar wine, definitely a lovely one for the festive season!

Giles Brennand (Dublin)
Excellent every day drinking

Just need more sunny days ...

F.K. (Dublin)
Deliciously crispy with scent of grapefruit, smooth

and very good value

LB (Dublin)
An excellent value Sauvignon Blanc

I’m a big fan of Greywacke Sav and in my view this is not far off that pace at all yet at a much lower price point.

Martina Nolan (Tralee)

I’m sure others love this but not for me. Not crisp enough.

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