Framingham | Marlborough

Framingham Vineyards in the Wairau Valley of Marlborough, New Zealand

Framingham was launched in 1994 with just one Riesling and has since expanded to include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. They produce wines from their 19.5 hectare estate vineyard, certified organic in 2014, alongside other carefully selected sites. Their Riesling vines, planted in 1981, are among the oldest in Marlborough.

Andrew Brown joined Framingham as their head winemaker in January 2020, succeeding Dr Andrew Hedley who’d made the wines for 18 years. A highly regarded winemaker, Brown was previously Framingham’s assistant winemaker for seven years and also worked as a consultant in famed wine regions such as Oregon, Central Otago and Alsace.

The 'F-Series' wines offer alternative takes on the core varieties of Framingham’s range, staying true to their varietal typicity while leaving room for innovation. Made in strictly limited quantities, the ‘F-Series’ gives the Framingham winemaking team the flexibility to experiment with techniques and create small-batch wines that capture the essence of each vintage, resulting in some of Marlborough’s most exciting wines.

As wine writer Jamie Goode says, “Framingham’s regular range offers some of New Zealand’s best value for money.”