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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

Fern Ridge Wine: Silver Medal for 2015 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Tastings.com awarded our Fern Ridge 2015 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc a Silver Medal, and also gave it Highly Recommended and a Best Buy, in the World Value Wine Challenge.   This competition is open to all wines under $20 retail.  A Best Buy means the wine provides uncommon value.  This is what we aim to achieve […]

Two Paddocks: The Proprietor Experiences The New York Wine Experience 

[3 November 2016] In New York.

Fern Ridge Wine: Silver medal for 2016 Pinot Gris

We were excited to hear that our Fern Ridge 2016 Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris had won a Silver Medal in the 2016 New World Wine Awards.  The New World Wine Awards is a competition for commercially available wines from New Zealand and overseas that retail under $25.  Now in its fourteenth year, 12 expert wine […]

Haha Wine: 2015 Savvy Wins Gold Medal with Decanter

Our Hãhã 2015 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has just won a Gold medal at the 2016 Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) – woohoo!!   DAWA is Asia’s leading wine competition, and aims to provide consumers with a trusted source of wine recommendations.  More … Continued The post 2015 Savvy Wins Gold Medal with Decanter appeared first on Hãhã Wine.

Two Paddocks: Pigging Out

[21 September 2016] A dirty weekend and its consequences.

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