New Zealand

New Zealand is best known for its fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc, which accounts for 72% of wine production and 86% of exports. The UK is New Zealand's second largest export market after Australia.

It experiences a maritime climate overall, with Antarctic south-easterlies, long hours of sunshine and free-draining soils. Ancient, free-draining riverbeds are the basis of most New Zealand vineyards, their flat nature facilitating mechanisation.

The country's viticultural heritage dates back to 1840.

Featured Growers

Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc

By Misty Cove
Marlborough, New Zealand

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

The colour is a delightful light lime and the bouquet is full of lively gooseberry, fresh herbs and melon aromas with tropical passion fruit and citrus fruit character on the palate. This wine has great acidity and length, finishing refreshingly limey and elegant.

Torea 'Oystercatcher' Sauvignon Blanc

By Torea Wines
Marlborough, New Zealand

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Mouth-watering aromatics of freshly crushed herbs, lime and elderflower are followed by an explosion of pure Sauvignon Blanc flavours. Full flavoured, vibrant and unforgettable. Clear and bright with lifted aromas of elderflower, lime and crushed herbs and a hint of ripe, tropical fruit. Ripe fruit on the palate, balanced with fresh acidity while the lingering finish delivers a hint of minerality. A good accompaniment with Oysters, mussels, crayfish, grilled or poached salmon, seafood salad, Irish Stew, ham, cherve, goats cheese and other strongly flavoured cheeses, asparagus and quiche.

ABV 13.5%

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