Wine Around the World
Wine has been a personal interest and passion for us for many years – eventually turning into a career for Dave. Part of our trip around the world will focus on some of the up-and-coming wine regions we visit and we’ll recommend our favorite spots here.
Waipara Valley / North Canterbury Region produces soft and elegant wines that far surpass their vineyards age’s in taste. Most of the plantings in this area happened in the early 2000’s so there is a lot to look forward to. A full recap is here.
The Central Otago Region is famous for its Pinot Noir and for good reason. The area also specializes in Riesling with a smattering of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and other aromatic whites. The Sauvignon Blancs are far less bold than those from the northern part of the island.
The Nelson region on the Northwestern part of the South Island is a season wine business, representing only a small portion of the total wine industry in New Zealand.
Marlborough was the one region that really put New Zealand on the world wine map with its Sauvignon Blanc. There is an overwhelming amount of “Savy” being produced, but a healthy amount of Pinot Noir and other varietals are also becoming popular.