Zephyr Wines is a family winery based in Dillon's Point, Marlborough started by the Glover family in 1985 after being inspired by other mavericks in the region to convert their farm to vine.
They've never looked back and Owen and Wendy Glover, along with son Ben, one of New Zealand's most acclaimed and talented winemakers, now produce award-winning wines from what has become one of the most established single vineyards in the region.
Tim Atkin described their Sauvignon Blanc as "about as good as Marlborough gets" and Matthew Jukes says their Pinot would "wow Burgundian stalwarts". The Gewurtzraminer and a Riesling follow suit in showcasing the more savoury and 'savage' style Zephyr has become renowned for with their 2012 Gewurtzraminer just winning the Champion Gewrurtzraminer Trophy at the 2013 Bragato Wine Awards, a silver medal at the Air NZ Wine Awards 2013 and being chosen by Bob Campbell to enter in the Six Nations Wine Challenge this year.
The Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc has once again been selected for Air New Zealand's Business Premier and Premium Economy Classes; their 2012 Sauvignon Blanc was included in The Top 50 wines in the New Zealand Herald this year and the 2012 Riesling and Gewurtzraminer both won Gold medals at the 2013 Royal Easter show.
The critics are proving what we've known for a long time - that the Glover's are styling something special out Marlborough that no-one else has.