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Wine Regions of New Zealand – North and South Islands

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New Zealand has some of the best wine in the world. Vineyards can be found scattered across the North and South island, making New Zealand a prime wine destination for the sommelier in all of us. Because there are so many choices, we’ve selected our favorite wine regions of New Zealand. When you’re ready to fill your glass, give us a call!

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Where to find the best wine in New Zealand

North Island

The North Island of New Zealand is a diverse region for wine. Auckland is home to reds with a very intense power, the sunny weather in Hawke’s Bay provides great soil for its Bordeaux blends and Wairapa’s highly sought-after wine boasts staples like Pinot and Sauvignon, as well as sweeter dessert wines. Gisborne is as rich in culture as it is in flavorful wine from its staple Gewürztraminer grape. Many smaller wine regions are starting to make a name for themselves including wine in Matakana and Waiheke Island. There are so many varieties of wine in the North Island that day tours through the wine region will never disappoint.


South Island

The south island has gorgeous Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards just waiting to be discovered by you. Many day tours let you visit multiple vineyards in one day and relax while you taste some of the best wine in the world. Marlborough is the top wine region in New Zealand putting New Zealand on the international wine radar. Queenstown is a must stop for individuals looking to experience New Zealand Pinot Noir. Central Otago’s white and sparkling wines are often described as intense and vibrant. Nelson, Canterbury and many more regions await you. Take a trip to the South Island and your taste buds will thank you.


Our owner is a big wine lover and has made it out to New Zealand numerous times to enjoy a bottle or two. He wrote about his experience in New Zealand and the best wine regions to visit on Tourism New Zealand’s site. Give it a read, if you want to learn more: Wine Regions of New Zealand

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