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Bascand Estate

Bascand Estate

In the 1800s, Master Mariner Charles Stephen Bascand captained the steamer SS Waipara around the shores of New Zealand before settling with his family and purchasing land on the South Island. Today, the Bascand family own estates in Marlborough and in the Waipara Valley where they produce premium wines.

The current estate was established in 1998 by the direct descendants of Charles Bascand, and from the outset it created wines that showcased the best of the Marlborough and Waipara regions. Bascand Estate was initially built on 25 hectares of prime Marlborough land, renowned for producing prize winning wines. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes are grown in Bascand’s Marlborough vineyards, while a further 25 hectares of outstanding vineyards in Waipara that were added subsequently are responsible for expressive Riesling and Pinot Gris.

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