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: Christmas is just around the corner

It is all go at Sherwood Estate and Christmas is only two weeks away. The office will be closed from Wednesday 24th December and will be reopening on Monday 5th January. The winery team have been busy with three bottling's this week along with...

Kennedy Point: Bottling the 2013 Vintage in the winery

Kennedy Point: Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone?

Kennedy Point Vineyard has two special gifts you can purchase for that special someone on your list who loves wine. $65.00 Champagne and Chocolate Package Fromentin Leclapart – A Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Tradition & Smooth Dark chocolate Shipping available in New Zealand only.…

Palliser Estate Wines of Martinborough Ltd: Flowering 2014

Flowering is well underway with the Chardonnay vines about 60% through and Pinot noir a week or so behind that. Here’s to some warm settled weather over the next 4 … more

Black Estate: Here’s a story about our place in Beyond Magazine.

Here’s a story about our place in Beyond Magazine.

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