The Crossings is a pioneer of Awatere Valley winegrowers, and has been part of the Yealands Wine Group since 2011.
In a nutshell: The Awatere Valley is a premium sub-region of Marlborough, in the North of the South Island of New Zealand. It was here that The Crossings first established their distinct, riverside vineyards in 1996.
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc comes from vineyards located in the Awatere Valley and Wairau region of Marlborough. Extreme climate with very hot days and cool nights produces slow ripening grapes, with more intense fruit flavours and fresher, crisper acids. The Crossings wines are sustainably grown, certified Toitu carbonzero and accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. Great care is taken to cultivate each vine in the vineyard to protect the natural features of the land and support their commitment to sustainable winegrowing.
In 2022, a new look for The Crossings was launched, with a more impactful sailboat design leaning on its pioneering spirit of the past and the journey over the seas.
The terroir: Gouged out by ancient glaciers the valley has lots of rock debris creating a rich diversity of soil structures including alluvial stony deposits, glacial outwash and grey clay mixed with limestone. This includes distinctive, free-draining soils consisting of rock, sand and gravel creating unique flavours characterised by flinty and mineral undertones. All of the vineyards experience extreme climate variations throughout the year, with very hot days and cool nights in the winter resulting in intense and concentrated fruit flavours.
The Crossings ‘personality’: The Crossings radiates purity of site, producing wines of intense varietal character and vibrant acidity.