Leefield Station is a fully operational vineyard farm located in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough. It is one of the oldest Stations in Marlborough, dating back to the 1840's when it was settled by Constantine Dillon. In 2013 Brent Marris of Marisco Vineyards purchased the 2,200 ha property with sights set for not only it's pastoral farming potential but also to convert a large portion of the land to vineyard. Something Brent does superbly well!
2017 marks quite an occasion, the year that the first Leefield Station vintage from the Leefield Station vines hits the market. The launch introduces a stunning, award winning Sauvignon Blanc* and a delicious Pinot Gris to tantalise wine lovers. Future plans include a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and depending how the land fairs, a few niche blocks of other varieties.
"I have a vision of beautiful vineyards on the flat and rolling country at Leefield running harmoniously alongside our farming operation and retaining that station-like feel with the historic buildings and trees." Brent Marris
Whilst Marisco Vineyards are most well known for their wine brands – farming does run in the family. Brent plans to draw on the knowledge and experience of his father John Marris, a stock and station agent who switched to real estate and was a pioneer in the Marlborough Wine Industry – helping Montana Wines establish their vineyards in 1973.
Marisco Vineyards are most well known for their world class range of wines – The Ned, The King’s Series and The Craft Series – the Leefield Station brand marks a new chapter for this progressive family wine company – and already the wines are proving to be outstanding. On release Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc has picked up 3 Gold Medals and 5 Stars in Cuisine Magazine.