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There's no shortage of good wine in New Zealand, and with over 40 varieties across 10 regions, there's something for every palate.
Check out our video of The A to Z of New Zealand wine, and the industry that makes it successful.
Tucked away in a remote corner of the globe is a place of glorious unspoiled landscapes, exotic flora and fauna, and a culture renowned for its spirit of youthful innovation. Read on for some fast facts about the New Zealand wine industry.
At first glance, the history of wine in New Zealand looks short. Wines made from classic European grape varieties have only been widely available since the 1980s and only since the 1990s have the country’s Sauvignon Blancs and – later - Pinot Noirs carved out a significant presence in international markets.
Matariki symbolizes Māori new year under the Māramataka - Lunar Calendar. Each star holds a certain significance over our wellbeing and environment, as seen from Te Ao Māori (the Māori view of the world). Historically, these stars were closely tied to planting, harvesting and hunting. If the stars appeared clear and bright, it signified an abundant season ahead.
Behind many a great wine, there is a great woman, and this International Women’s Day we celebrate women in the New Zealand wine industry. The theme this year is ‘Choose to Challenge’, and we talk to five women in the New Zealand wine industry and find out what challenges them.
New Zealand is the ideal place for a short break holiday. If you’re a local checking out more of your own back yard or branching out further across New Zealand to do something new - you’re guaranteed to see things in New Zealand that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Auckland is New Zealand’s busiest gateway and whether you’re a visitor or resident, the city is a great stepping off point for a weekend getaway or short break. Within a few hours’ drive you can be relaxing in the beautiful Bay of Islands – not only the birthplace of New Zealand but also the birthplace of New Zealand wine.
If nothing else, it’s worth hopping on a plane and heading to Hawke’s Bay just for the wine and food – but get there and you’ll find there’s a lot more to appreciate in this stunning, sun drenched region on New Zealand’s east coast.