Domaines Georges Michel | Boutique Wines from the Heart of Marlborough, New Zealand | Welcome
"As the advertisements say, we are indeed passionate about New Zealand and in particular, the Marlborough area. Marlborough is one of the world's top wine growing regions, it offers the opportunity to produce wines of particularly excellent quality. Also, it presents the possibility of building an individual Domaine Georges Michel "wine style". In order to achieve this we employ the experience and professional skills of Guy Brac de la Perriere, our French consultant, assisted by our daughter Swan and Peter Saunders.
"To my mind, wines of great quality are conceived in the vineyard. Since 1998, we have undertaken an exclusive re-planting of the winery home block and also purchased another 15 hectares on the Golden Mile area This is all done under the watchful eye of our viticultural consultant, Daniel Le Brun. The winery itself has undergone a massive re-vamp with the purchase of new equipment and machinery, French oak barrels, purpose-built temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and new storage.
"We are dedicated to producing only Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs, while both Domaine Georges Michel wines, are marketed under the Golden Mile and La Reserve labels. The Golden Mile Sauvignon Blanc is produced only under this label. Golden Mile denotes grapes solely from the Rapaura area of Marlborough. La Reserve are reserve wines made in less quantity, aged longer in French oak with partial malolactic fermentation, followed by light filtration in order to retain a perfect combination of fruitiness and freshness, smoothness, complexity and a supple structure.