New Zealand by Producer
New Zealand has three top wine growing regions, Marlborough, Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay which produce some of the New World’s most popular and famous wines. This is particularly surprising as vines were only introduced to Marlborough as recently as 1973. The fantastic maritime climate and fertile soil mean that New Zealand’s wine is unlike any other in the New World. New Zealand’s reputation for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc outshines all its wine production with its pungent aromas recognised worldwide. As well at its infamous Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand’s reputation for Pinot Noir has been likened to the quality of Burgundy; and along with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, it accounts for more than three quarters of New Zealand’s vine plantings.