The name Zephyr characterises the prevailing wind that complements Marlborough’s unique ripening season. Zephyr wines embrace the dynamic spirit of the Glover family and the lively aromatics of the estate vineyards. The Glover family vineyards, planted in 1985 alongside the meandering Opawa River, have inspired the family’s passion for wine. Being a third generation farming family meant that they could see the potential in the land for vineyards and the production of world class wine. In 1990 while leaning over a barrel of fermenting chardonnay, Owen had a glass of Grand Cru Gewurztraminer thrust in his direction. The wonderfully scented flavours of the wine left a lasting impression and in the spring of 1991 the Glover family planted Gewurztraminer. The vineyard is now very much an aromatic specialist with the focus being on Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. In 2007 Owen and Wendy's passion for growing grapes finally overflowed into the desire to release their own brand – Zephyr.