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“…if you like cool-climate wines, including chardonnay, riesling, sauvignon blanc, cabernet, merlot, pinot noir and syrah, then NZ is a vinous treasure trove - and all within reasonable reach."

Peter Nixon, Dan Murphy’s Australia, from huffingtonpost.com.au

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.

Sauvignon Blanc was the first wine to put New Zealand on the map, and it developed a cult following with millions around the globe.

Cooler climate varieties, such as Pinot Noir and Riesling are cultivated with great success in our more southerly regions: the Wairarapa, Marlborough, Canterbury, Waipara and Central Otago. Cabernet blends and Syrah flourish in New Zealand's warmer regions, such as Hawke's Bay, Auckland and further north.

New Zealand produces 1% of the world’s wine, yet offers an impressive range of high-quality varieties and styles. Whatever your preferences, we’re sure to have a wine to suit your palate.

A wine bottle being picked up from a top of a barrel.
Other styles
New Zealand has a number of other, lesser known wine styles that are growing in popularity

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