When combined with our lush, green pastures, fertile soil, and cool, clear waters, the results are incredible – outstanding, great-tasting nutritious food and drink, from a place you can trust.
New Zealand winegrowers tread lightly on the land, letting what's good remain at its very best. Ninety-six percent of our vineyard area is certified sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, and a growing number of vineyards have achieved organic or carbon neutral status, too.
Continued innovation and a commitment to research and development is evident from the vineyard to the winery. Along with sustainability leadership, New Zealand continues to pioneer advances, such as canopy management, stainless steel fermentation techniques, natural alcohol-lowering technology and the use of screwcaps.
Our wine is world class and we consistently place highly at international wine awards. At the world's most rigorous wine competition, the 2020 International Wine Challenge, New Zealand ranked third best in the world for its wine, scooping up 14 gold medals and 287 medals overall in the first round.
Sauvignon blanc was the first wine to put New Zealand on the map, and it has developed a cult following with millions around the globe. The world's love for New Zealand wine continues to grow as wine lovers discover the diverse range of varieties on offer, including our expressive pinot noir, refined chardonnay, and refreshing pinot gris and rosé.