Established in 2004, ‘Two Rivers’ has fast become a legend in Marlborough for creating incredible definitive wines that truly reflect the best the region has to offer. Established by winemaker David Clouston, he spent his youth growing up in the Wairau and Awatere River valleys where his family had farmed for 25 years. After an extensive career making wine all across the world, he felt it was time to return to his home in New Zealand and make his mark on the kiwi wine industry. His talent, experience and enthusiasm is the driving force behind ‘Two Rivers’.
The name “Two Rivers” come from the iconic rivers that feed the wine growing heart of Marlborough’s renowned Wairau and Awatere Valleys. These stunning rivers are what David would overlook in his childhood growing up, and is what became the inspiration behind the wines he has created. Their mission is to harness Marlborough’s incredible fruit flavours and produce wines of an elegant standard that truly embody the site and what they can do. The grapes are grown between three different sites across Marlborough’s two main valleys.
Our sole and favourite wine from ‘Two Rivers’ is the ‘Isle of Beauty Rose’, this wine is distinctive, dry, vibrant and full of fruit intensity. The salmon colour is something ‘Two Rivers’ are best known for. The name comes from David’s past where he spent three vintages on the French island of Corsica. There he became passionate about producing Rosé and as a tribute to the place he fell so in love with, he named the Isle of Beauty after it.
To find out more about Two Rivers, visit their website here.