Established in the early nineties, the Twin Islands name is symbolic of the two main Islands of Aotearoa. Winemaker Clive Jones joined the estate in 1998. Clive is a graduate in wine science from Charles Sturt University and had spent the previous six years at Selaks in Auckland.
Since joining Twin Islands, Clive has ventured on a winemaking tour of Oregon, with a focus on quality Pinot Noir production. While Pinot Noir is providing an immediate stimulus, Clive is also passionate about Sauvignon Blanc.
"It is great to see the distinctive Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc flavours as they develop on the vine. Then we see them further emerge through fermentation and we can release a world class product three months later. A wine that is truly made on the vine!" Chardonnay and sparkling winemaking are further strings to this talented winemaker's bow.
Twin Islands creates exceptional Marlborough wines, which are crafted with early and regular enjoyment in mind. Their clean, fresh and varietally distinctive palate ensures they fulfil this aim.