The Gaia Project Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Mission Estate, 2023
Grown in the Awatere Valley, this Sauvignon Blanc has intense flavours of ripe passionfruit, lemongrass and juicy citrus.
The Gaia Project wines are kind on nature and wild on taste. Every aspect of their creation has been carefully considered to offer wine lovers an environmentally conscious choice with great flavour. The Gaia Project wines reflect Mission's sustainability journey so far, from vineyard to glass.
The embodiment of Mother Nature, Gaia represents Mission’s deep and enduring commitment to our natural world. Seeking to minimise our impact on Earth a little more each day, The Gaia Project unites our many ongoing environmental practices to preserve our Earth for future generations.
Mission Estate Winery
The story begins with a group of French Missionaries who sailed to New Zealand in 1838 with little more than their faith and a few vines. Mission Estate was established by these Missionaries in Hawke's Bay in 1851, where vines were planted to produce both sacramental and table wine, and New Zealand's first winery was born. The first record of a commercial sale dates back to 1870 when a parcel of mostly dry reds was sold.
Mission has never lost sight of its French heritage, as over the years Brothers of the Order have travelled to France to study and learn viticulture and winemaking skills. Our current winemaker Paul Mooney has been at Mission for over 30 years, and was originally trained by the Fathers.
At 'La Grande Maison' of Mission Estate there is still one row of Muscat grapes that have been grafted over the years from the very original stock bought to Hawke's Bay by the Marist Fathers.
To experience what 160 years of winemaking tastes like, view and purchase from our extensive range of Mission Estate wines.
|Bottles per case||6|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.0%|
|Vegetarian & Vegan||Vegetarian suitable, Vegan suitable|
|Closure Type||Screw Cap|
|Style||White - Clean & Crisp|
|Grape Type(s)||Sauvignon Blanc|