Simon and Vanessa Barker


Simon and Vanessa Barker


Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling


“Muritai”, meaning “Sea Breeze” in Maori, nestles between the bluffs of Blind River half a mile from the sea in the cooler Awatere Valley. There are recognized differences between the wines of the Awatere and Wairau valleys. Awatere wines are fresher and mineral while Wairau wines are more tropical and rounder. Blind River’s most recognizable element is a flinty, smoky minerality. Muritai was planted, mostly, in 2004.

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About Barker’s Marque

Barkers Marque offers award-winning wines from Marlborough, New Zealand. These are the kind of wines that enthusiasts are looking for from this land of discovery – clean, fresh and intense wines of the highest quality. And they come from a unique terroir with a distinctive profile. These four Sauvignon Blancs (who says they all taste the same?) over deliver on quality at prices everyone can afford.

Husband-and-wife team Simon and Vanessa Barker believe that winemaking starts in the vineyard and that fruit carefully tended and managed using sensible, sustainable methods requires minimal intervention from the winemaker to show its potential. The result is wines of quality with unique flavor profiles – wines with a crispness and minerality not found elsewhere in Marlborough.

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