Wither Hills Vineyard

Second Label: Shepherds Ridge

Address: New Renwick Rd, RD 2 Blenheim

Region: Marlborough

Size: Medium

2004 CQI for Wither Hills: 4.23 out of 5 (19 Reviews)

2004 CQI for Shepherd's Ridge: 3.87 out of 5 (4 Reviews)

Exported to US: Yes, now both Wither Hills and Shepherds Ridge

Wither Hillis Vineyard is the work of winemaker Brent Marris, a Marlborough native, along with his father John. Focus on quality limited to a short wine list. Shepherd's Ridge began as an export label and has evolved into a single-vineyard second label brand available in NZ and the US. In this case, "second label" does not mean "second-tier". Wither Hills was sold in 2002 to Australian beverage giant Lion Nathan with the Marris team still firmly at the helm.


  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc