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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.

Explore our Regions

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.

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Winery News

Spade Oak: Winetopia 9&10 June 2017

Coming up on our calendar is Winetopia Auckland 2017. www.winetopia.nz    We are  thrilled to be able to get out and meet such a large audience and share our passion for Spade Oak wines. It is special to live in Gisborne with the fabulous beaches and slower pace of life, because there are just not that many of us around.…

Spade Oak: 30 Years On

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Puriri Hills: Seeing Red – Vertical Tasting of Puriri Hills Reserve by Michael Cooper

  Michael Cooper has just published the first comprehensive vertical review of Puriri Hills Reserve. We are very pleased to see that he has named our current release, 2010 Puriri Hills Reserve, as his Wine of the Week describing it as “Pure Class”. SEEING RED – Michael Cooper Puriri Hills Reserve wines rank among our most delicious and ageworthy reds.…

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Haha Wine: Vivino users rank Hãhã Chardonnay in top 6

Do you use the Vivino wine app to rate our wine?  If so, thanks!  Your rating was used along with the ratings of another 21 million Vivino users to select the winning wines in Vivino’s 2017 Wine Style Awards. Vivino is the … Continued The post Vivino users rank Hãhã Chardonnay in top 6 appeared first on Hãhã Wine.

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