We are a small, family-owned winery based in the stunningly beautiful Marlborough region of New Zealand. We aim to craft delicious, food-friendly wines from the clean, cool and diverse valleys of Marlborough. The striking Nautilus shell - its shape expressing natural beauty and mathematical perfection - is our inspiration to create a collection of expressive, textural, precisely crafted wines. Our energetic and innovative viticultural and winemaking team takes the approach of blending several different fruit parcels to achieve layers of complexity in the wines, focusing on their texture and mouth-feel. Our state-of-the-art but small-scale winemaking facilities give them the tools to achieve this. Whilst Nautilus wines can easily be enjoyed on their own, we believe they are even better when paired with delicious food and the philosophy of creating food-friendly wines is paramount for winemaker Clive Jones.
Our philosophy is to craft wines that are textural, complex and food friendly, respecting and showcasing the unique Marlborough terroir.
To do this, we take grapes from a handful of specially selected vineyard sites around Marlborough, each of which contribute different flavors and aromas to the wine. The resulting blend gives complexity and depth to the Nautilus wines.
We sell the following wines from Nautilus Estate: Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc, Nautilus Chardonnay, Nautilus Pinot Noir and Twins Sauvignon Blanc.
(Source: Nautilus New Zealand)