Bascand Estate was first established on prime Marlborough land – an award winning wine region renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc.
In the 1800s Master Mariner Charles Stephen Bascand captained the steamer SS Waipara around the shores of New Zealand before purchasing land and settling with his family in the South Island. Today, the Bascand family own vineyard estates in Marlborough and Waipara Valley producing premium wines.
Bascand Estate was established in 1998 by the Bascand family. From day one it has created wines that showcase the best of the Marlborough and Waipara regions. The brand whilst successful in New Zealand also is designed to champion the export market.
We create stunning New Zealand wines and match them with select global distributors in markets where wines are sold at premium prices.
For us it is all about building strong, enduring relationships that are mutually beneficial for both the brands equity growth and financial success and enjoying what we do every day. In the end, it’s our relationships and partners that make us successful, we value them above all else.
Bascand Estate was first established on 25 hectares of prime Marlborough land, renowned for its gold medal winning wines. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes of superb quality are produced at the Marlborough vineyard of Bascand Estate Rapaura.
Bascand Estate then purchased a share in a further 25 hectares of outstanding grape-producing land in Waipara, North Canterbury. Award winning Riesling and Pinot Gris wines are produced from established vines well suited to the Waipara climate and limestone soils.
Waipara: Located 45 minutes north of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand, the sunny Waipara Valley is home to 3,000 acres (1,200 Ha) of vines. Waipara Valley is a unique wine growing region with eastern mountains protecting a beautiful basin from cool easterly winds. Warm sunny summer days and cool nights make this region a special jewel in the New Zealand wine crown. Waipara Valley consistently produces quality wines each vintage. The Waipara Valley has 3 general sites, valley floor, hill slopes and river terraces. The soil types include: gravelly deposits, limestone derived clays and gravelly loams. The north facing moderately sloping terrain provides an ideal sun trap for fruiting vines. Waipara has strong similarities to Burgundy in climate and soils, we see this showing through in our Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs.
Marlborough: Hot days and cool nights, together with the vineyard’s stony soils create a palate that uniquely describes a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The dry cool evening climate, high sunshine hours, and river stones (which retain heat throughout cool autumn nights) combine with the aged vines to provide a perfect grape growing climate especially renowned for its Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Located on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean, nestled amongst the Marlborough hills, the Bascand Estate vineyard consistently produces top quality fruit.
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Wine tasting notes for each of our available varieties is accessible (here).
Bascand wines may purchased directly from Southern Boundary Wines, and trade enquiries are welcome (via email).
Wines are exported to Australia through Australian Independent Wine Wholesalers, to the Ukraine, China and Singapore.
Some of New Zealand’s finest bars, restaurants and fine wine stores have embraced the opportunity to be among the first to offer Bascand wine to their customers.
To discover your closest outlet contact your regional distributor:
Paddys Wine and Spirits Ltd
Pieter Nel & Mack Rashid
146 Hutt Park Road
Ph: +64 (0)4 586 8303
Southern Boundary Wines
Bascand Sales South Island
Ph Mobile: +64 (0)21 58 68 39 (Dee Atkinson)
Ph Office: +64 (0)3 3146777
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To purchase Bascand Estate wines online within New Zealand, access our online shop.