Wairarapa

Wairarapa

Wairarapa means glistening waters in Māori. It is an area initially renowned for stunning Pinot Noir – in addition to Chardonnay, aromatic whites, Syrah and dessert wines. Martinborough Named after the founding runholder John Martin, the town of Martinborough was laid out in the form of a Union Jack! Situated on the southern end of the North Island, the quaint…

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s second largest wine region. A warm, temperate climate makes the Hawke’s Bay region ideal for fruit. Vines were first planted in 1851 by missionaries – the area is now known as Mission Winery. Hawke’s Bay has an international reputation for producing high quality Bordeaux Blends (primarily from Cabernet and Merlot ), in addition to Syrah and Chardonnay.…

Central Otago

Central Otago

Central Otago is the world’s southernmost commercial wine growing region, famous for producing outstanding Pinot Noir as well as vivid, aromatic whites. ‘ The extreme climate rewards careful site selection with wines of great intensity and finesse, and encourages an increased focus on sub-regional expression. ‘ www.nzwine.com Alexandra The southernmost of the subregions with a climate is dry and hot…

Marlborough

Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region and accounts for nearly 75% of wine production. A cool climate with long sunshine hours, low rainfall and well-draining, moderately fertile soils produces uniquely vivid wines. Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the world wine map in the 1980. Since then, Marlborough has become synonymous with exquisite Sauvignon Blancs, vivacious aromatics, beautiful Pinot…