Wines from the land on the other side of the world are becoming increasingly popular. And rightly so – a wonderful nature and a variety of different wine styles help it. (Similarly see: Oracle). While the better-known wine regions in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Central Otago and Martinborough by Pinot Noir (also Pinot Noir called) and Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay and increasingly with a peppery Syrah – international wine connoisseurs already known are, produce a few smaller regions also very good wine at the most beautiful end of the world. The regions are this far apart. Gisborne and Northland are on New Zealand’s North Island, Nelson and Canterbury on the South Island, separated from the open sea and different weather and soil conditions.
Nelson: sunny, small and artistically the small area of Nelson is retreat for many artists and in the wine-growing yet still often overshadowed by the immediate neighbors of Marlborough. But it starts to build up his own identity with different grape varieties and a distinctive wine style. Also fights the city Nelson Marlborough Blenheim to the title the Sun Capital of New Zealand. Very good conditions for first-class wine. Notoriety has acquired the region with its aromatic grapes Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. But also Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ripen here particularly well. So the winery Waimea regularly, succeeds to get honors and awards for his wines and to build up an international reputation.
Canterbury: built on limestone Canterbury consists of two areas: the level around Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island, and the Waipara Valley area. Limestone and the cool climate of this region acted as magnets to many winemakers. And the same goes for the grape. Spread most widely as limestone-loving Pinot Noir, the main grape of Burgundy, so also here Pinot Noir. But even Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are grown with success. The Pegasus Bay Winery recovered it always, to convince critics of their wine. They are known for Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Gisborne: Captain Cook’s first shore leave lots of sunshine and good soil characterizes the Gisborne wine region. But Gisborne wine was marketed not under the label of the wine region a long time and could not settle so the wine list. That will change. Meanwhile, fighting it with Hawke’s Bay for the top spot for New Zealand Chardonnay and steadily building his name up. Also, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Gewurztraminer and Viognier thrive here increasingly. Northland and Auckland: Top notch despite climatic challenges the wet climate with high humidity is winemaker in the Northland/Auckland wine region with some challenges. Some of the winemakers create it but to very well cope with the conditions. Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grown here and produce some excellent wines. In particular, the small island Waiheke Iceland, located just outside Auckland, has acquired a reputation as a world-class wine producer. Located in beautiful nature and even a few degrees warmer than New Zealand’s largest City, it has ideal conditions for this. Wineries like Stonyridge and man o’ war export their wines all over the world and inspire the world. It is worth to explore this diversity. Petra Naubert wines from New Zealand by the specialists