Walnut Block Wines

Discover unique, organically grown Marlborough wines that preserve and deliver the grapes’ full range of delicate flavours and aromas.

Marlborough’s oldest walnut tree towers majestically above the Sauvignon Blanc vines, providing a special historical focal point for the vineyard.

The Nutcracker Range

The Nutcracker range is our flagship brand and represents the pinnacle of our vineyard’s fruits. Our dedication to organic winegrowing and minimal inputs allows nature to truly express the terroir in these wines.

The Collectables Series

Walnut Block’s premium Collectables series delivers intensely fruit-driven, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Pinot Noir in true Marlborough style.

Our Story

Founded in 2005, Walnut Block is the vision of two brothers – Clyde and Nigel Sowman. In combining their experience in viticulture and the wine industry with their passion for and appreciation of fine wine, they have created a unique range of superbly crafted Marlborough wines.

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Certified organic vineyard & winemaking

Walnut Block vineyard was awarded certified organic status in 2013.  We choose to work organically simply because it grows better grapes – and takes care of the environment and you.

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  • Nutcracker Pinot Noir

    Attractive Pinot Noir with good density, a silken texture and quite concentrated plum, raspberry, liquorice and a seasoning of classy spicy oak. Accessible now but no rush.

    93pts – Bob Campbell, Master of Wine

  • Nutcracker Sauvignon Blanc

    Sweet-fruited, it is mouthfilling and dry, with excellent delicacy and depth of fresh, tropical fruit flavours, balanced acidity and a smooth finish. A very harmonious wine, it’s already delicious.

    4.5 stars Winestate Magazine (Michael Cooper, MW)

  • Nutcracker Chardonnay

    Scented of white peaches, spiced apple slices and cashews with subtle compliments of cedar and meal. Medium to full-bodied and nicely poised in the mouth, it has a lovely, satiny texture and a long, savory finish.

    90+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

Luxury vineyard accommodation

Walnut Block Cottages offer superb 5-star accommodation in a secluded setting among the vines – perfect for travellers seeking a relaxing destination, for wine lovers looking for a taste of the vineyard lifestyle, and for any special occasion.