First to globally kick off celebrations for International Sauvignon Blanc Day will be none other than the region responsible for putting Sauvignon Blanc on the map, Marlborough. The celebration will begin in the heart of New Zealand’s wine country with ’16 Days of Sauvignon’, starting on May 5. Wineries, cellar doors, tour operators and businesses have created fantastic events and activities that everyone can get involved in to celebrate the world-famous wine that is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Marcus Pickens, general manager of Wine Marlborough thinks it is one of the most important days for the region to celebrate and to remind people just how important Sauvignon Blanc is for Marlborough.

Sauvignon Blanc accounts for around 86 percent of wine produced in Marlborough, New Zealand and makes up at least 80 percent of the $1.61 billion of wine exports from New Zealand annually. Photo Credit: Wine Marlborough Ltd.