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New Zealand

Renowned for its stunning scenery, clean air and clear
skies, New Zealand has made a great name for itself with
its vibrant and fruit-driven wines

Shop New Zealand wine
A vineyard in New Zealand

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New Nanny Goat Pinot Noir

Named after the wild goats that roam the mountainous terrain of Central Otago

This is a great example of the quality wines Pinot Noir can produce in this region. Fine, silky tannins entwine with dark berry, cherry and cocoa flavours. This is fantastic with slow roasted shoulder of lamb or goat.

Meet our New Zealand Buyer

I am reminded that this industry is still so full of individuals who see wine as a vocation, a genuine thrill rather than ‘work’. The fact I can say that straight after the vintage, where many have barely slept for three months, is testament to their passion. Be assured that although millions of bottles are produced each year, care and quality
is the foundation.
Alexandra Mawson
Waitrose,
New Zealand
Wine Buyer

★ Your Personal favourites

Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot

"Soft, medium bodied, big cherry and plum flavours, hint of smoke. Perfect for lamb."
Larry, N Yorkshire
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Hartley's Block Sauvignon Blanc

"It's probably a couple of Pounds more than I'd ideally pay for mid-range sauvignon blanc, but I have to say I was pretty much blown away on the first mouthful. "
Jaycee, Glasgow
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The Ned Pinot Grigio

"Delicious! Great example of an excellent NZ Pinot Grigio. I wasn't expecting the pink hue but it added to my enjoyment."
MR123, London
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New Zealand's top regions

Hawke's Bay
Marlborough
Central Otago
Hawkes Bay vineyard

New Zealand’s oldest winemaking region

Hawke's Bay is New Zealand’s oldest and second biggest winemaking region. Located on the North Island, it has a maritime climate and is one of the country’s sunniest and driest spots. As the country’s predominant producer of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, Hawke's Bay has a traditional association with red wines, however it’s responsible for some fantastic white wines too – it’s Chardonnay is considered exemplary.

Marlborough vineyard

Some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world

Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Marlborough is by far the country’s largest winemaking region, renowned for its zesty and fruity Sauvignon Blanc. It has one of the driest, sunniest climates in New Zealand, yet it’s still relatively cool. This provides favourable, long periods within which grapes can ripen, delivering unique aromas and flavours. Marlborough is also known for its Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Central Otago vineyard

Exceptional wines of distinction and intensity

Boasting lakes, rivers, gorges and mountains, Central Otago is the most southerly winegrowing region in the world and the home of New Zealand’s highest vineyards. The hot, dry summers and crisp, frosty winters have enabled growers to produce exceptional wines of distinction and intensity – especially the region’s trademark wine, Pinot Noir. Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer also grow very successfully.

Top Regions

Video: New Zealand regional wine guide

Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region is the wine that put New Zealand on the map, enticing us with its fresh, lively, exuberant aromas. New Zealand is also a fine source for other grape varieties, and can be relied upon year in, year out for producing world-class styles.

The white wines are aromatic, fresh and fruity in style, namely Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauvignon Blanc can be some of the best in the world, and the Pinot Gris has made a big hit as a great food-matching style. As for the reds, Pinot Noir is a successful grape variety, as is Merlot, producing ripe, fleshy, fruit-driven wines.

Tour New Zealand and discover the North and South Islands offerings with our region guides below.

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