Wine from New Zealand offers a rich cultural tapestry of taste. The country is relatively new to the cultivation of wine, but has already garnered a fabulous reputation thanks to its quality and flavour. As nation of two islands, New Zealand has access to different climates that affect the growth of wine. Warm North Island temperatures provide deep red wines, whereas the cooler South Island results in crisp white wines.
New Zealand Red Wine
Mainly grown on the North Island, red wines from New Zealand tend to offer rich flavours. More southerly parts of the island grow plum-forward Pinot Noirs, whereas Hawke’s Bay on the east coast is renowned for deep Merlots, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah’s. Gisborne, just north of Hawke’s Bay, also produces renowned red wines and enjoys well-drained slopes and a varied landscape that allows smaller producers to flourish.
New Zealand White Wine
The North Island also produces fabulous Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs, but it is the South Island and the region of Central Otago that is perhaps most famous for producing New Zealand’s best Chardonnays and Rieslings.
Marlborough, a small region on the North Island, cultivates New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that has earned a reputation for being world-class.
New Zealand wine from House of Townend
With such a range of flavours and regions, it can be difficult to know which wine to choose. We have hand-selected the best New Zealand red wine and white wine varieties from across the country and sourced innovative producers who are creating some of the most beautiful wines imaginable.
Discover the best of New Zealand wine from House of Townend and enjoy delivery straight to your door.