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The New Zealand winery in Renwick (Marlborough, South Island) was founded in 1985 and is owned by the Australian wine-making empire Yalumba, It is named after the cephalopod, which is also pictured with its shell on the bottles. The vineyards are divided into three areas: Awatere River Vineyard (24 acres), Opawa Vineyard (38 acres) and Renwick Vineyard (16 acres). This gives a total of 78 acres (33 hectares) of own land. From a total of 180 acres, grapes are purchased from contract growers. They are planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. The flagship is the Sauvignon Blanc, one of the most awarded wines New Zealand from this variety. The second most important variety is Pinot Noir, which occupies a quarter of the area and is cultivated with different clones. Simpler wine qualities are marketed under the label Twin Island and Halfmoon Bay. Sparkling wines are also produced.

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