New Zealand extends 1,600km (1000 miles) from sub-tropical Northland (36° S) to the world’s most southerly grape growing region Central Otago (47° S). Vineyards benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate (no vineyard is more than 120km, or 80 miles, from the ocean) with long sunshine hours and nights cooled by sea breezes. The cooling temperatures provide a long, slow ripening period resulting in flavour growth while still holding a fresh acidity and a balance that make New Zealand wine so unique.
New Zealand wine regions produce a variety of wine styles from the early Cabernet Sauvignon blends in the sub-tropical wine region of Northland to the recent surge of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in the breath-taking Marlborough wine region.
New Zealand wine styles are renowned for their unique characteristics, and famous for its purity, vibrancy and intensity.
Our producers of New Zealand :
Lawson's Dry Hills