Love it or hate it, Sauvignon Blanc is the variety that drives the New Zealand wine industry. The incredible success of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on the international stage means that millions of people all over the world recognise New Zealand as a wine-producing country. Due to this, it has given the industry winemaking scale and exposure that has opened the door for the other great wines that we make. The opposite to this is that the country is thought to only produce this wine style. But Sauvignon Blanc as a premium variety should never be dismissed as there is such of range of styles out there. From the obviously oak-influenced wines made in Bordeaux or California, the flinty, mineral expressions from the Loire Valley to the pure fruit-driven examples of Marlborough there are some amazing examples of quality wine made with Sauvignon Blanc.