Kiwis have developed a discerning palate when it comes to wine, reflected in the number of high-quality wineries and vineyards throughout the country.
New Zealand wine is distinctive for its purity, vibrancy and intensity. The long ripening period – a result of cooler temperatures – allows flavour development whilst retaining fresh acidity, a balance which New Zealand wines are famous for. A lot of the country’s plentiful vineyards are located in spectacular locations, be it close to a stunning shoreline or perched high amidst alpine peaks.
We have already been here for four generations and it would be lovely to be here for another four. This is of course exactly what I want to be doing, exactly where I want to be doing it.Nick Mills Head Winemaker, Rippon VIneyard