From humble beginnings in the Northland Kauri gum fields early last century, Babich Wines have become one of New Zealand's largest family owned wine companies. During the late 1940s the family increased its focus on winemaking, with the second generation Peter and Joe Babich at the helm, Babich Wines was transformed from a small, predominantly fortified wine producer into a modern winery that is renowned for producing world-class wines. Babich Wine Making and Wine Styles Babich Wines puts great importance on the quality of fruit for its wines, it is with this goal in sight that vineyards have been established in 4 different parts of New Zealand. Babich's Henderson valley vineyard, in Auckland is planted mainly in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Working with trusted grape growing partners in Gisborne, Babich Wines sources Chardonnay from this East Coast region. Babich Wines makes some of its most impressive wines from grapes sourced from the Fernhill and Gimblett Gravels districts of Hawkes Bay. The varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Chardonnay, Gewurtztraminer and Viognier. Babich Wines offer a variety of Sauvignon Blancs that reflect the sub regions of Marlborough alongside Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Babich Philosophy and Wine Style In keeping with the Babich philosophy, the wines are stylish and refined and reflect the broad range of products throughout the portfolio. The Babich Family pride themselves on a wine making philosophy that has "vineyards in the right regions on superior sites, and getting the right varieties on those superior sites. We aim to create wines that are stylish and refined and have easy drinking appeal." Babich Wine Range Babich Wines have a large range of wines from the value varietals to the Patriarch, with a number of wines in the middle. With such a diverse portfolio of wines, there is a Babich wine for every palate and occasion.