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In 2019, New Zealand celebrates two important bicentennials – the 200th anniversaries of both the establishment of the Kerikeri Mission Station and the planting of grapes in New Zealand. The two have a close connection….
In every glass of Sauvignon Blanc, discover a taste of New Zealand. On May 7, International Sauvignon Blanc Day, raise a glass to New Zealand's flagship wine, and its continuing evolution.
The world’s love affair with New Zealand wine grows as wine lovers continue to explore our diverse range of wine varieties and styles. Central to the success of New Zealand wine is our temperate maritime climate, the unwavering passion of our wine producers, and the highly distinctive nature of our wine styles.
Wind the clock back 20 years and Pinot Noir was barely known, leave alone grown, in New Zealand. But today there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the variety, and on 18 August Kiwis will be doing just that.
Home to breathtaking views at every turn, incredible local produce and, of course, some of the most prized Pinot on Earth, Central Otago is paradise for Jen Parr, winemaker for the highly-acclaimed Valli Vineyards. We asked Jen for her guide to wining, dining and life in this wild and wonderful place.
Hawke’s Bay is home to breathtaking beauty, both natural and manmade. The landscape incorporates a wealth of art deco architecture, running through rivers, alluvial plains, to the ocean and up into the mountains.
Dotted throughout this incredible scenery are some of New Zealand’s finest wineries, among them Sileni Wines – home and heart of Cairn Coghill, its senior winemaker. We asked Cairn to share his take on Pinot from the cool climate sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay, and what winemaking in Hawke’s Bay means to him.