The Awatere Valley is the smaller of two sub-regions within the famous Marlborough wine region. It lies south-east of the region's main wine-growing area, the Wairau Valley, surrounding the township of Seddon.
The free draining soils along with a dry and warm climate produces wines that are best drunk young. Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc is characterized by a distinct minerality and resembles in style with the famous wines from Sancerre. Pinot Noir is the other significant grape variety.