Pale lemon in color with brilliant clarity. A vibrant bouquet of ripe grapefruit, kiwi and pineapple with a hint of freshly cut grass. You’ll think you’ve wandered into Paradise. A fresh, lively approachable wine overflowing with grapefruit, lemon and passion fruit and infused with a delicate, herbaceous character.
Monkey Bay wines were named after a small but beautiful bay tucked away on the Marlborough coast of New Zealand’s South Island, right next to the world renowned Cloudy Bay. Legend tells of a sailor who visited the bay by sailing vessel in the late 1800s. He reported seeing a monkey cavorting there. Locals were skeptical since monkeys aren’t native to New Zealand, though it is possible the little monkey had escaped from a whaling ship that had docked in Marlborough. Whatever the real story may be, this idyllic spot became known as Monkey Bay.