The New Zealand wine regions across both North and South Islands are crowded with trophies and gold medals won not only on home ground but across the globe at every major global wine show. The land of the long white cloud has become the land of attention-grabbing wines.
This fast-growing wine producing nation offers 12 regions for the wine -loving traveller to explore. The regions offer many opportunities for domestic and international travellers to savour the flavours of not only the regional foods but also the outstanding range of wines made to match!
Pinot Noir is a stand-out variety as are many of the cool climate varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and of course the sparkling wine made from both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Red varieties are not to be ignored and Shiraz typically takes of trophies.
For those interested in chasing some of the recent wine show winners, go to http://www.boutiquewines.com.au and http://www.sixnationswine.com.au