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Winery Spotlight: Babich Wines


Babich Wines is New Zealand’s most experienced family owned winery.

Babich Wines is New Zealand’s most experienced family owned winery. They have been proud producers of fine New Zealand wines since 1916 when Croatian immigrant Josip Babich produced his first vintage. A century on, their family business has three generations of winemaking experience behind it, 13 vineyards in New Zealand’s finest wine regions, and a passion for winemaking as a way of life.

They are a global export business (currently exporting to over 50 countries worldwide) but have never lost sight of the importance of family, farming and the winemaker’s craft. They make wines that are worth drinking; wines to be shared and enjoyed with friends and family. In pursuit of excellence, they leave no stone unturned.

Every decision they make – from the purchase of land to the labels on bottles, and everything in between – is in pursuit of being the best and most advanced in their field. They are non-compromising on quality, and are guided by their deeply engrained values and beliefs, to deliver excellence and value to their customer.

They are renowned for creating award-winning New Zealand wines. The result is a range of stylish, refined wines with easy drinking appeal. They produce all main varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and much more.


Each is crafted from the best New Zealand winemaking regions. Being New Zealand’s most experienced family-owned winery they have the luxury of high vineyard ownership and therefore have high control over grape quality. This reflects positively on the end product with high consistency to style (e.g. tropical in Sauvignon) and high consistency of quality.