Churton is a small Marlborough winery in the Waihopai Valley, owned and operated by Sam and Mandy Weaver. Churton has been exporting its wine since 1997. Our winemaking is focused on producing premium quality Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Noir and very small quantities of Petit Manseng that combine the renowned flavour and aromatic intensity of Marlborough fruit with the finesse and complexity characteristic of fine European wines. 

Sam’s path, from fine wine merchant in the London wine trade to one of Marlborough’s most respected winemakers and winemaking consultants, spans more than 25 years industry experience in the vineyards, wineries and wine markets of New Zealand, England, France and eastern Europe. 

We apply the “old world” approach to our winemaking which involves minimal intervention, less contact in the Sauvignon Blanc, use of French oak for Pinot Noir and the use of a natural cork closure. We use biodynamic practices in the vineyard operations and are certified organic with Biogro. 

We apply the principles of the biodynamic calendar to key viticultural and winemaking practices and operations such as vine planting, fruit picking, filtering and bottling of our wines.