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About Astrolabe Wines

The skill and experience of Simon the winemaker combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance.

When career winemaker Simon Waghorn decided to create his own brand with his wife Jane and two friends he chose the name “Astrolabe” because of the historic ties with Marlborough and the connotations of exploration and discovery.

Of special interest to Simon and the small team at Astrolabe are the unique qualities of the sub-region as expressed in the "Valleys" wines, and how the sub- regions can combine as Marlborough classics in the "Province" wines. With the limited- release "Vineyards" wines Simon melds the terroir of single vineyards with edgy winemaking to create wines of individuality and texture.