Welcome to Big Sky Wines

Artisan Martinborough wines handcrafted under the big southern sky.

For us, fine wine is all about place. And people.

That’s what gives wines personality and soul.

Our philosophy is simple.

Make the best wine we can, not the most wine we can.

That means being hands-on, and only as big as we can with us being involved at every step.

Our goal is to create wines that are a true expression of place.

We do that best by being very attentive in the vineyard, and having a light touch in the winery.

We offer tastings by appointment.

Contact Katherine on 027 424 8974, or email info@bigskywines.co.nz to book a time.

Welcome to Big Sky Wines

Artisan Martinborough wines hand-crafted under the big southern sky.

ABOUT US

We are Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban.

We started Big Sky Wines in 2005. We had returned to New Zealand from living in France, and we knew the time was right to pursue our longheld ambition – to make world-class, hand-crafted wines, that give true expression to the character of their place. And that’s what we are doing.

Jeremy is a 4th generation winemaker, from a family with a 100 year winemaking history in New Zealand. Deep roots.

Katherine is pure energy and passion. She studied viticulture and winemaking from New Zealand, while living in France and doing vintages in Bordeaux.

Together, we make a great team.

Te Muna valley with its deep gravels, low rainfall, warm days and cool nights, make it ideal for growing pinot noir.

OUR PLACE

We were drawn to the Te Muna valley. It’s a very special place. On the high alluvial terrace of Martinborough’s Huangarua river, its deep gravels, low rainfall, warm days and cool nights, make it ideal for growing pinot noir. We think it’s amongst the best in the world, and that’s reflected in our wines.

Named Big Sky because it is… those cloudless summer days out here that seem to go on forever, or those sparkling clear nights that are more silver than black, with the stars nearly close enough to touch.

Looking after where we live

Since terroir is at the heart of our wines, we look after the environment. We want it to last.

And we live here, so why would we want to mess it up? It’s just common sense that we follow environmentally sustainable practices, and are certified organic.