Astrolabe Wines was established by a group of friends in 1996, effectively to become Simon Waghorn’s own wine label. Every bottle of Astrolabe reflects the expertise Simon has gained over an acclaimed winemaking career of 33 years, including wine judging for 23 years..

Astrolabe’s vineyard sits in the heart of the spectacular Waihopai Valley. This is vintage Marlborough wine terrain.With these superb Marlborough grapes, harvested from our co-owned 90 acre vineyard and from other select local vineyards, winemaker Simon Waghorn crafts wines of exceptional quality — recognised by numerous gold medals in New Zealand wine awards — wines of distinction, of passion, of standing.