By Destination Marlborough
By Brian Curly
New Zealand vineyards offer perfect terroir for producing excellent red and white wines.
Visit a New Zealand wine region and the many vineyards to taste our world-famous wines, from silky pinot noir to crisp sauvignon blanc.
The most famous wineries in the North Island are found on Waiheke Island, in the Hawke's Bay and in Martinborough in the Wairarapa.
Just a quick ferry ride from central Auckland, Waiheke Island has over 30 wineries and cellar doors and produces premium red wines. Find the best wineries and cellar doors on Waiheke Island and the Auckland region.
Hawke’s Bay’s amazing wine variety, especially full bodied reds, attracts connoisseurs from around the world. Discover Hawke's Bay wineries and cellar doors and sample some of New Zealand's best wines.
Drive one hour from Wellington over the Remutaka Hill and you'll stumble across the picturesque town of Martinborough. With inviting cellar doors and annual food and wine events this is the perfect weekend escape from Wellington.
The South Island is brimming with outstanding wine varieties and picturesque vineyards. Visit Nelson, the Waipara Valley, Central Otago or the Gibbston area to discover world-class wines.
Nelson Tasman’s creative local culture extends to wine making in a multitude of privately owned boutique vineyards. Bask in Nelson Tasman's year round sunshine and check out the best wineries, events and cycle trail.
Home to 90% of New Zealand's sauvignon blanc plantings, the Marlborough region is known as the sauvignon blanc capital. Find the best wineries, cellar doors and wine events in Marlborough.
Canterbury's fertile soils, warm summers and cold winters produce wines that are renowned for their intense flavours, richness and complex fruit.
Vast open plains and rugged landscapes make Central Otago is a scenic wine region with great pinot noir. Find out more about great wineries and walking and cycling trails in Central Otago.
Raising grapes this far south is hard work, but one sip of the local Gibbston pinot noir tells you the effort is absolutely worthwhile. Find out more about wine tours in Queenstown and the best wineries to visit.
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