Sarah Inkersell – Sarah’s been winemaking in New Zealand for over 20 years, it’s in her blood and there’s no sign of any ullage yet. Specialising in premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Sarah has a reputation for making wines described as stunning and elegant with great finesse. It’s no wonder her wines are award winning, world class wines.
When Sarah’s not making wine you’ll find her enjoying the great outdoors, she’s pretty good with a fly rod. This girl is gold. That Russell guy is real lucky….
Russell Hooper – Russell has a pretty good industry CV, he’s worked over half his life developing international markets for top quality New Zealand wine. He’s the go to guy for sales, distribution, marketing & packaging. He spends a lot of time in the market creating sales and building relationships.
When Russell’s not at work, he’ll be messing up the kitchen, belting it out on the squash court or fly fishing the mighty Wairau.
The Fairbourne Story
Fairbourne is our home, it’s where we live.
At Fairbourne Estate we choose to commit to varietal specialisation and sustainably managed vines to grow consistent, site specific premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This comes from our history of working with and acknowledging the potential of this popular variety when grown on low fertility sites. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is what we know and where our passion lies. We make an elegant, terroir inspired world class wine for evolved and sophisticated wine lovers. Thus we have became known as New Zealand’s only specialist, artisan producer of premium Sauvignon Blanc.
Fairbourne Estate is proud to have been selected by The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand, to represent New Zealand’s iconic grape variety, Sauvignon Blanc.
Fairbourne is a hand-picked, single site wine, grown on a hillside vineyard with clay gravel soils, it’s recognised with consistent 5 star reviews. Our winemaker, Sarah, continuously proves there is more to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than the widely recognised style, and we believe that Marlborough’s best wines are yet to be.