The pure waters of Marlborough have been the lifeblood of the Neylon family for years. John and Margaret were pioneer farmers of the precious green-lipped mussels in the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds since the 1970s. These mussels, only found in New Zealand, graced may fine restaurants in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA. It was with certainty that their customers new these mussels were farmed with care in the pure ocean waters of the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand. Water was to continue to play a considerable role in their lives, but this time on land. In 1985, The Neylon family purchased their Rapaura Springs property which remains their home today. The waters of Rapaura Springs, fed from the aquifers of Marlborough, take a twelve month journey from the snow-capped Southern Alps, and are filtered through the aquifer bedrock to emerge, crystal clear, in the Springs adjacent to the family home. Encouraged by his son Brendan, John planted Sauvignon Blanc vines on their property, the vines being nourished and sustained by the waters of the Springs. In 2007 the Neylon family made their first wines from this vineyard and it is no surprise that they chose to name the family's new wine venture 'Rapaura Springs'. A 20-year business partnership was formed with the Wiffin family when a grapevine nursery was established to supply their vineyards and others in the region. This partnership has been strengthened through establishment of additional vineyards and construction of a sizeable, state of the art, winery. To this day, the Neylon's and the Wiffin's continue to make award-winning, benchmark, Marlborough wines with the help of a world-class winemaking team in Gus Altschwager, Michael Bann, Matt Thomson, and Sam Harrop MW.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir,