Wine making and vine growing go back to colonial times in New Zealand. British Resident and keen oenologist James Busby was, as early as 1836, attempting to produce wine at his land in Waitangi and in 1851 New Zealand’s oldest existing vineyard was established by French Roman Catholic missionaries at Mission Estate in Hawke’s Bay.
During the 90’s and 00’s New Zealand broke through to the international stage with many award winning Sauvignon Blancs which put the country of the World Wine Map and still today it is regarding as producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blancs in the world. The South Island is now equally famous for producing wonderful, expressive Pinot Noir.
Central Otago located in the south of New Zealand’s South Island is the world’s most southerly commercial wine growing region. Vines were first planted by…View Region
Marlborough, located at the North-Eastern tip of South Island, is New Zealand’s largest wine region in production and area. It is also the most well…View Region