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Simon Waghorn is a winemaker. Astrolabe Wines is a winemaker label.

Astrolabe was created in 1996, and is a culmination of a winemaking career that began in 1982. All Simon’s skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance.

Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Awatere Valley, Wairau Valley and Kekerengu Coast sub-regions of Marlborough, whether bottled alone or when blended.

Astrolabe has evolved from Simon’s vision. His extraordinary skill as winemaker, together with a clear focus on quality wines and relationships, has formed the foundation of Astrolabe. Simon is a hands-on winemaker, relishing his role and nurturing Astrolabe as his own brand and baby.