Regions

New Zealand extends 1,600km (1000 miles) from sub-tropical Northland (36° S) to the world’s most southerly grape growing region Central Otago (46° 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.

New Zealand wine is distinctive for its purity, vibrancy and intensity. The long ripening period - a result of cool temperatures - allows flavour development whilst retaining fresh acidity, a balance for which New Zealand wines are renowned. There are a number of distinct major winegrowing regions spread throughout New Zealand, with the majority on the East coast of the Islands in the rain shadow of the mountains. Within these diverse regions, sub-regional characteristics are beginning to show through and wines are now being distinguished as being not just from a wine region, but from a sub-region and a place. We hope you enjoy discovering our regions and producers.

Winery News

Sherwood Estate Wines:

Palliser Estate Wines of Martinborough Ltd: Veraison 2015

Check out some great photos of the beginning of veraison on our facebook page more

Kennedy Point: DeVine Tales by Tanya Batt

De-Vine Tales by Tanya Batt…(not your average bedtime stories) A Glass of Sauvignon Blanc on arrival and Delectable Bites by Urban Escargot Friday, March 13th 2015 5:30 pm – 8.30 pm Kennedy Point Vineyard Tickets $65 For tickets call 09.372.5600 or email: info@kennedypointvineyard.com  Rain date Saturday March 14th 2015

Black Estate: Photo

Spade Oak: Cellar Door

For those you who saw the Viva magazine at the end of December there is an article (link below) on great things to while in Gisborne. The Spade Oak cellar door got a mention and is currently open 2-4pm every day in January.…

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