Who is The Better Half?

The Better Half is George Elworthy’s range of delicious Marlborough Wines. The name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that George’s wife, Jules Taylor, also has her own very successful stable of wines. 

Alongside his love for winemaking, George is a part-time pilot, amateur aircraft restorer, angel investor, and avid mountain biker. But that’s a bit hard to fit on a business card, so he’s content to be known as “The Better Half”.

Where are The Better Half Wines made?

The Better Half Wines are grown and made in Marlborough, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island; the edge of the earth, home to dreamers, pioneers, and aviators. It’s the place that put this tiny South Pacific nation on the world wine map. 

Why are Marlborough Wines So Distinctive?

Our home is a region of sunny, dry summers and crisp, clear winters creating the perfect growing conditions for our tiny, delicious parcels of happiness. These conditions produce delicious wines that are perfect to share amidst the banter and laughter with friends and family.

Are The Better Half Wines Vegan Friendly?

The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is Vegan Friendly.

The Marlborough Pinot Noir is not – we use a gentle “egg-white fining”. This technique had been used on red wines for centuries to give them a “final polish”.

Are The Better Half Wines Sustainable?

Yes, The Better Half Wines are 100% certified under the world-class Sustainable NZ Winegrowers scheme – these means that everything we do in the vineyard, in the winery and at bottling is monitored and managed to have a low an environmental footprint as possible.

Where can I buy The Better Half Wines?

Check out our stockists page for details on where to buy our wines.

I’d like to distribute your wines in my country. Who do I speak to?

Get in touch with George, via our contact page, or email info@thebetterhalfwine.com