On The Nose: Expect fresh herbs with green pineapple and kefir lime, with subtle salt air characters.

On The Palate: Enjoy the lively acidity, balanced by richness from the barrel fermented component. Flavours of grilled pineapple with a mineral edge and tomato stalk 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 crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand. The Awatere Valley is well-known for producing Sauv with tropical aromatics, such as grilled pineapple and dry herbs, and for delivering wine with beautiful texture and age ability. The two blocks selected for this wine combine to produce a wonderfully aromatic and delicate Sauvignon Blanc that is classically Awatere in character.

Giesen Uncharted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

  • 95 Points; 5 Stars; Top Ranking Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc; Buy of The Week; Top Value Wine; #1 2020 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    "From two blocks in the Awatere Valley with typical subregional flavours of lemongrass, green capsicum, oyster-shell, lime zest and pineapple flavours supported by lovely juicy acidity. Impressive purity and an ethereal texture."

    -Bob Campbell, Master of Wine


    93 Points; Excellent

    "A calm satin textured bouquet leading to ripe citrus, soft sage and basil herb qualities, mineral, lees and youthful varietal appeal. On the palate - tense, vibrant, fresh and youthful with a core of fresh white peach, lemon, sage and mineral flavours. The firm youthful texture with acidity and fruit spice, lees and moderate alcohol dovetail nicely into a lengthy, balanced and true Sauvignon Blanc finish. Great drinking today and through 2024+"

    -Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier


    94 Points; 5 Stars

    "It's beautifully composed and wonderfully flavoursome, showing passionfruit, kiwifruit, kaffir lime and white floral aromas on the nose. The palate is equally satisfying with excellent weight and fruit intensity, finishing impressively long and delicious. At its best: now to 2024.”

    -Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


    "Already delicious, this distinctive Awatere Valley wine was hand-picked and handled in a mix of stainless steel tanks, French oak barriques and German oak fuders.  Bright, light/green, it is a ripely scented, lively, medium to full-bodied wine, with very good intensity of fresh melon, passionfruit and herb flavours, balanced acidity and a dry finish."

    -Winestate New Zealand


    "This newly released wine from Giesen is part of a range created to help wine drinkers better understand the idiosyncrasies of Marlborough's subregions. The Uncharted Sauvignon Blanc is made with grapes grown in the Awatere Valley, a slightly cooler, drier and windier location with higher elevation than most of Marlborough's vineyards. The result is a refreshingly citrusy Sauvignon with bold aromas of kaffir lime, lime zest and green apple, balanced by a smooth finish. Super drinkable now and will definitely hold for another three to four years."

    Joelle Thomson