Well he wouldn't recognise the place now. There are thousands of Hectares planted in Vinyard now. Large wineries are everywhere and IMO and personal pref to taste, we make the best wines in NZ here in Marlborough. Lovely flavours and not too acidic or dry.
Ones to look out for in your supply stores, and in order of my pref.
To name just a few. There are many others of note and many small botique wineries that probably don't export, but make a wonderful drop. By the way, harvest has just finished and they are all in the middle of pressing and so on at the mo.