Simon Waghorn, the founder of Astrolabe Wine is a winemaker. This makes Astrolabe a winemaker’s label. Earlier, Simon worked as a winemaker in South Australia but later shifted to Marlborough to establish his own wine business. His old friends, Paul Davenport and Sally Lewis along with his wife, Jane helped him begin making wine under his own label, Astrolabe in 1996. Today, many world class wines are produced under this label. Astrolabe Valleys Wairau Valley Pinot Noir, Astrolabe The Valleys Awatere, Astrolabe Valleys Kekerengu Coast Sauvignon Blanc, Astrolabe Valleys Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc and Astrolabe Valleys Wairau Valley Riesling would be a few to name.