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A relatively young but extremely promising wine producing country, New Zealand is widely recognized for its distinctive wines made from the aromatic, Sauvignon blanc.

The world’s most southerly vineyards are found here, with significant climatic variation both between and within the warmer North Island and the cooler South Island. Overall, the climate is maritime, with plenty of rainfall, as well as abundant sunshine. Producers have almost unilaterally embraced cutting-edge winery technology, resulting in clean, high-quality wines at every price point from wallet-friendly to premium.

Sauvignon blanc, known here for its trademark herbaceous character, is at its best in Marlborough but thrives throughout the nation, accounting for an overwhelming majority of the country’s exports. While this is indeed the country’s most planted and successful variety, it is certainly not the only New Zealand grape capable of delighting wine lovers.

Chardonnay is the second-most important white variety and takes on a supple texture with citrus and tropical fruit aromas in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay, respectively. Pinot noir, second behind Sauvignon blanc in national production numbers, is at its best in Central Otago—the most southerly winegrowing region in the world! These wines are known for bright and juicy red fruit. Taking cues from the wines of Alsace, aromatic varieties like Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer shine in Martinborough, while red Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have found success in Hawke’s Bay. Throughout New Zealand but especially in Marlborough, Pinot noir and Chardonnay are used to produce traditional method sparkling wines.

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  • Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016  Front Label
    Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
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    Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Front Label
    Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Saint Clair Family Estate Origin Series Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Front Label
    Saint Clair Family Estate Origin Series Sauvignon Blanc 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Front Label
    Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 Front Label
    Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Front Label
    Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
    Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Front Label
    Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Greywacke Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
    Greywacke Pinot Noir 2015
    Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • KONO Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Front Label
    KONO Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015 Front Label
    Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015
    Chardonnay from New Zealand
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  • Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
    Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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    Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from New Zealand
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  • Two Paddocks The First Paddock Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Two Paddocks The First Paddock Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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  • Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2013 Front Label
    Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2013
    Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand
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  • Matua Pinot Noir 2016 Front Label
    Matua Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Front Label
    Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2015
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • The Crossings Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
    The Crossings Pinot Noir 2015
    Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
    Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2017  Front Label
    Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Marlborough, New Zealand
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  • Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
    Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, New Zealand
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  • Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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