Juggernaut Wines announced the launch of its Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the newest addition to its portfolio of wines. 

This milestone release marks Juggernaut’s first internationally grown and imported wine and the second white wine in the portfolio. Cultivated across the Marlborough region of New Zealand, the Juggernaut Sauvignon Blanc, as with all wines in the portfolio, is crafted by harnessing the power of nature, the company says. 

Juggernaut partnered with the MacDonald family, a family with Maori ancestry and vineyard ownership in some of the most highly sought-after areas within Marlborough located in the Lower Wairau Valley and the Awatere, it says. The Juggernaut Sauvignon Blanc is a blend from both sites. There, the fruit thrives in spite of the powerful sea breezes and intense sun exposure — a testament to the Juggernaut Wines philosophy that the best vineyards are the difficult ones, the company adds.

"It has been exciting to expand our portfolio for Juggernaut beyond California, and tap into the world-renowned Marlborough region,” said winemaker Eric Aafedt, in a statement. “Following the success of our Chardonnay last year, the introduction of Sauvignon Blanc to the Juggernaut portfolio felt like a natural next step for the brand. Expanding our horizons to New Zealand was a welcomed challenge that goes perfectly with the Juggernaut ethos that overcoming challenges builds character.”

The inaugural 2023 vintage of the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc now is available to purchase on Juggernaut’s website and at retail stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of $16 a bottle.