Not only is New Zealand famous for its spectacular scenery, but it's also renowned for its world-class wine. The recent popularity of New Zealand's wines has a solid resoning behind it: their crisp flavor and heady aroma tantalize all of us. These distinctive wines are a perfect complement to the unique Pacific-style cuisine of New Zealand: venison, pork, crayfish, oysters, scallops, and mussels.
New Zealand's wine regions lie along the eastern coastline, from Northland south to Central Otago near Queenstown. All are near the ocean, and the temperate sea climate allows for a long ripening period, which means the grapes develop a rich, full-bodied flavor yet keep their acidity. The underground wineries keep the wine at the perfect temperature and humidity, and there's nothing better than drinking wine at the source, right as it's reached its perfect age.
The variety of New Zealand wines is incredible, and has been embraced throughout the world, receiving substantial acclaim from wine critics and connoisseurs alike. From Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon, New Zealand has a wine for everyone.