While some would say that every day is a good day to celebrate the humble Sav, the 5th of May is a global day of recognition for Sauvignon Blanc. Where better for New Zealand to celebrate this day than Marlborough, the region which put Sauvignon Blanc on the map. The wine accounts for 86 percent of the wine produced in the region, and makes up about 80% of New Zealand’s total wine exports.

“The goal of 16 Days of Sauvignon and International Sauvignon Blanc Day in Marlborough is to get everyone involved in the celebrations and tell the world how great our region is,” said Marcus Pickens, General Manager of Wine Marlborough. “We make such a unique and distinct style of Sauvignon Blanc here so we as an industry are getting together and celebrating the entire 16 days with different mini events.”