Wine Styles

  • Story

    The New Zealand Wine Story

    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.

  • Story

    The Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world

    In the 1970's, a New Zealander dreamed of creating a new style of wine. Now New Zealand is synonymous with the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Explore our winestyles

    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.

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