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1970

Year that New Zealand got its first sauvignon blanc cuttings. The cuttings were imported to Marlborough, New Zealand, from California’s Foundation Plant Services department of the University of California at Davis. The cuttings were so-called “Clone 1” sauvignon blanc which was brought to California from Chateau d’Yquem (Bordeaux) in the 1880s by Charles Wetmore, then the CEO of the Board of State Viticultural Commissioners.

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