Two Rivers 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Marlborough-raised winemaker Dave Clouston is making his mark on the industry scene with his serious ‘Two Rivers’ brand. The name refers to the Wairau and Awatere Rivers which are his stamping ground, and his familiarity with the performance of different varietals in different sites and sub-regions has enabled his crafting of first-rate wine. Clouston draws the majority of his fruit from vineyards which are owned by people he is closely connected with. In the Wairau Valley, the vineyards are the ‘Collyns’, ‘Jones’ and Macfarlane’ sites. From the Southern Valleys, he source from the ‘Pouwhare’, ‘Dew’ and ‘Brookby Hill’ vineyards. In the Awatere, he has grapes from the ‘Jones – Terrace’, ‘Richmond Brook’ and ‘Jones – Long Lane’ vineyards. These different sites provide Clouston with diversity and blending options, and along with his experienced winemaking, some excellent wines are being made. Here, I review the new 2016 ‘Convergence’ Sauvignon Blanc, and 2015 ‘Clos des Pierres’ Chardonnay and ‘Tributary’ Pinot Noir.


  • Two Rivers ‘Convergence’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Two Rivers ‘Clos des Pierres’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2015
  • Two Rivers ‘Tributary’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

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