Journey to Marlborough’s Wairau Valley in New Zealand and you'll see our vineyards sit on the edge of the earth. Wedged between rugged mountains with two icy rivers cutting a track, Marlborough is the definition of raw, untamed, cool climate. Ara wines have been crafted here since 1999; the essence of pure Marlborough.
This remote, rugged region is our Tūrangawaewae, our place of belonging. Māori for pathway, Ara (pronounced are-ah) captures the journey of working in harmony with our environment to make pure cool-climate wines which reflect Marlborough’s story. Our viticultural and winemaking teams work in harmony with the region’s climate, growing vines and making wines that pay tribute to this incredible landscape.
Ara’s vineyards are positioned throughout the Wairau Valley, each with a unique soil profile and aspect to the sun. This diversity gives the Ara winemaking team pure, distinctive grapes to create beautiful wines that express the land they are from. Our Sauvignon Blanc wines are all sourced from our flagship vineyard in the sought-after lower Wairau Valley, reflecting the purest expression of this terroir.
Our intensely-flavoured wines amplify Marlborough’s remarkable natural story and illustrate our everlasting journey arriving, living, working and playing in this remote region. We connect with the raw beauty of the land and share this connection with our friends and whanau through our wine.
We capture and amplify the best of Marlborough in every glass. We invite you to drink in the best of this remarkable place with every sip.