• Lake Chalice Wines
    Artisan Wines from Marlborough, New Zealand


Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining family and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand, located in the country's main wine-growing region - Marlborough.

Beginning in 1989 on an 11ha (28 acre) stony paddock in the heart of the Wairau Valley, today Lake Chalice Wines owns four unique vineyard sites from rich silty flood planes to deep clay valleys. Owners and viticulture pioneers Neal and Judy Ibbotson are supported by Winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen and an internationally experienced team. Collectively they share a simple philosophy: to make quality varietal wines representing the best of Marlborough's unique regional diversity.

The Kārearea or New Zealand falcon is proudly represented on all Lake Chalice Wine labels. In a land with born with no native mammals, this rare, endemic raptor has always flown fearlessly above the rest. Lake Chalice Wines is a proud sponsor of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, dedicated to preserving New Zealand's raptors.

Lake Chalice Wines - wingspan trust supporters


Meet the Lake Chalice team and find out more about who we are, where you can find us and the story behind our close affiliation with the Wingspan Trust.




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Lake Chalice Vineyards Marlborough 


We pride ourselves on producing high quality, varietal wines


“The 2015 The Nest Sauvignon Blanc has a yeasty nose over a core of ripe apples, fresh pears and orange blossom plus a waft of sage. Medium-bodied, it is both refreshing and understated compared to most of this region's offerings with a touch of minerality to the long finish.”

Robert Parker - 90 Points (March 2016)

About Lake Chalice

Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining privately and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country's main wine-growing region, Marlborough.
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The Lake Chalice wine brand, including vineyards, has been purchased by family-owned Marlborough winery, Saint Clair Family Estate.

Lake Chalice was awarded the Reserve Wine of the Show at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015 for the Lake Chalice Raptor Chardonnay 2014.

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