Villa Maria Regions01. Auckland02. Gisborne03. Hawkes Bay04. Marlborough
Marlborough is located in the northeast of the South Island.
Blenheim is the region's capital. It also has the largest population of the area.
Marlborough is New Zealand's sunniest region with 2435 hours of sunshine.
The region's average annual rainfall is 655 mm.
The highest recorded temperature in Blenheim is 36 C, the lowest −8 C.
Because much of the Marlborough region is sheltered by high country to the west, south and in some areas to the east, it is New Zealand's sunniest region.
International demand for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has allowed the region’s wine industry to blossom. In recent years, Marlborough has seen newer varietals from this region flourish, particularly Pinot Noir.
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