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Marisco Vineyards



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In 2013 Marisco Vineyards purchased the iconic Marlborough property - Leefield Station. Steeped in history, this beautiful land embodies the spirit of the region. Farming and viticulture work harmoniously alongside each other, with boutique vineyard sites nestled below towering high country amongst the rolling farmland and flowing rivers. The ‘Expressions of Leefield’ range captures small parcels of fruit grown on these special sites showcasing the unique terroir of the Waihopai Valley.

Leefield Station, the Best of Marlborough.

6 Bottles

Tasting Note


This inaugural release is a classic example of cool climate Syrah showcasing dark berry fruit and fresh pepper aromas with complex notes of dried herbs, savoury black olive and leather. The palate is rich and layered with supple tannins that carry flavours through to a persistent finish.


This robust Syrah will pair perfectly with anything off the grill, such as the simple richness of a rib-eye steak, and equally will be delicious with a smoked aubergine, tomato and butter bean stew.


5-8 years.



Leefield Station, Waihopai Valley, Marlborough.


100% Syrah.


This block of Syrah is found in a very warm mesoclimate on the river terraces at Leefield Station. An extended growing season allowed the fruit to hang on the vine until the flavour and tannin development was ideal.

Hand-picked, this fruit was destemmed to an
open-top fermenter and cold-soaked prior to fermentation, spending a total of two weeks on skins before pressing to a combination of new and one-year-old French oak puncheons.

The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and continued aging in oak for the next 20 months, with several rackings during this time helping to harmonise the tannin profile.

Finally, the 2021 Leefield Station Syrah was
blended in February 2023, then coarsely filtered
before bottling.

  • Alcohol - 12.5%
  • pH - 3.71
  • Titratable Acidity - 5.6g/L
  • Residual Sugar - 0.07g/L
  • Vegan Certified



The 2021 growing season had an ideal start – early bud burst after a record warm, dry winter (the second warmest since 1932), and an unusually uneventful frost period. Wet weather in the critical months of November and December challenged flowering and fruit set but the southerly position of the Waihopai Valley, with its typically later flowering, protected most of our vineyards from the worst impacts.

Harvest started early due to optimal grape ripening from dry summer months and record sunshine hours. Fruit was harvested in pristine condition with a calm, steady flow undeterred by significant rain mid-harvest.

Despite smaller yield we captured fruit flavours at their best aided by the absence of vineyard disease, an overall moderately warm, dry season, and proactive harvest plans. The team are very excited by the quality of harvest 2021.

Awards & Accolades

  • Cameron Douglas MS 2023

"A striking bouquet of dark plums and peppery spices, some fresh meat and dry rock complexities, dark cherries and violets. Youthful, classic, varietal and fresh. A dry wine touches the palate first then flavours of plums and dark berries, toasty barrel spices with clove, some mild wood smoke and a touch of nutmeg. Firm tannins and acidity deliver a nice palate squeeze, well made, dry and lengthy. Best drinking from 2025 through 2030."

  • The Real Review: Bob Campbell 2023

"Fragrant, spicy syrah with raspberry, fresh herbs, black pepper, and subtle spicy oak. Elegant, vibrant wine with high energy. Approachable now but with the potential to develop greater complexity and a mellower texture with bottle age."

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