Wine Varieties


New Zealand produces less than 1% of the world’s wine, yet offers an impressive array of varieties and styles.

Central to our success is New Zealand’s temperate, maritime climate, the unswerving passion of our wine producers and the highly distinctive nature of our wine styles.

Here are links to detailed information on each variety on the NZ Wine Growers official website.


SAUVIGNON BLANC
Unique, exuberant, intense. The explosive varietal that awoke the world to New Zealand wine.

CHARDONNAY
Balanced, fruit-laden, concentrated. Ever-evolving, yet eternally elegant with its balance of minerality and fruit.

RIESLING
Racy, aromatic, diverse. Naturally vibrant with a zesty acidity: The wine for asian cuisine.

PINOT GRIS
Mouth-filling, rich, refreshing. An intense pleasure, whether refreshingly light or richly complex.

GEWERZTRAMINER
Voluptuous in breadth & weight, with smooth texture & subtle acidity.

SPARKLING WINES
Acclaimed worldwide for its complexity and elegance. It shows all the hallmark characters of nutty, biscuity aromas, balanced with fresh acidity and fruit.

PINOT NOIR
Intense, expressive, fruit-driven. Old World structure and elegance meets New World power and intensity.

MERLOT / CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLENDS
Complex, powerful, approachable. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure and finesse meets Merlot’s vibrant fruit expression.

SYRAH
Complex, Spicy, Supple. The Darling of the International Wine Media.