On The Nose: Look for notes of white peach, lemon, toasted hazelnut, and flint.

On The Palate: Enjoy the rich, concentrated palate, with bright acidity balancing the fruit sweetness. Ripe lemon and peach flavours, with grapefruit on the finish.


Our brand new Uncharted range invites you to discover the best of Marlborough. A place between the snow and the sea, where mountain ranges give way to rivers, and sunshine reigns supreme. Experience our tribute to this beautiful, untameable region. Join us, on an Uncharted journey.


This generous Chardonnay is already a favourite among our team! We use only selected parcels of hand-picked fruit from the Wairau and Southern Valleys, and we pick early to ensure the beautiful natural acidity Marlborough is known for. Sites are chosen for their heavier soils which gives this wine a wonderful minerality.

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Chardonnay

  • 93 Points; 4 Stars

    “From hand-picked grapes grown in the Wairau and Southern Valleys. Smooth-textured, mouth-filling Chardonnay with grapefruit, green apple, oyster-shell, bread crust and brioche flavours. A fruit-focused and appealing wine.” 

    - Bob Campbell, Master of Wine


    92 Points; Premium

    "Classic, enticing and familiar bouquet of Chardonnay with aromas of sweet peaches and just whipped cream, vanilla and baking spice moments with a mild toasty oak appeal. On the palate - dry, nicely weighted with a creamy and spice mouthfeel, a core of fruit and contrasting acidity and warming alcohol. The finish is lengthy with fruit, spice and wood flavours that mirror the nose. Great drinking from today and through 2025."

    - Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier


    "Instantly appealing, this wine was hand-picked in the Wairau Valley and Southern Valleys, and fermented in a combination of French oak hogsheads and puncheons, and large (1000 litres) German oak barrels. An elegant, lively wine with a slightly creamy bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with strong, citrusy, gently biscuity flavours and a fresh, crisp, sustained finish.  Best drinking mid-2021+."

    - Winestate New Zealand


    94 Points; 5 Stars

    "The nose is soft and poise, aromas of citrus, pineapple entwined with barrel-fermented notes of flint and creamy lees nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate is well-packed with pineapple, Meyer lemons and peaches; enriched by well-proportioned oak spices and flint. The palate is creamy with a lightness supported by lacy acidity and a fine spicy, phenolic textured-line, linger to a harmonious, sustained finish."

    - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews