Nautilus began making wines back in 1985, the early days of winegrowing in the now world famous Marlborough region. They are a small, family-owned winery based near Renwick in the stunningly beautiful Marlborough region of New Zealand.
They aim to craft delicious, food-friendly wines from the clean, cool and diverse valleys of Marlborough. The striking Nautilus shell - its shape expressing natural beauty and mathematical perfection - is their inspiration to create a collection of expressive, textural, precisely crafted wines.
The energetic and innovative viticultural and winemaking team takes the approach of blending several different fruit parcels to achieve layers of complexity in the wines, focusing on their texture and mouth-feel. Their small scale, but state-of-the-art winemaking facilities give them the tools to achieve this.
Whilst Nautilus wines can easily be enjoyed on their own, they believe they are even better when paired with delicious food and the philosophy of creating food-friendly wines is paramount for winemaker Clive Jones.