New Zealand

Incredibly zingy, concentrated, asparagus and gooseberry-scented Sauvignon Blancs are New Zealand’s signature style. They first won international acclaim in the mid 1980s and since then, the country has been on a mission to prove it’s not just a ‘one-trick pony’. Today Kiwi sparkling wines, Rieslings, Chardonnays Pinot Noirs, Cabernets and Merlots too are widely acclaimed. Not bad for a country which, in the 1960s, had but 1,000 acres of vines!

“No longer a one-grape-wonder, New Zealand has moved on from its Sauvignon base to become a country where variety and quality combine to make it one of the most exciting new wine regions in the world.”
Christine Austin, Decanter Magazine
“New Zealand’s natural gift is what the winemakers of Australia and California are striving for: the conditions that give slowly ripened, highly aromatic fruit.”
Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion