NZ Rosé Day to be held on Saturday 5 February 2022
Everything’s coming up Rosé for Waitangi weekend – summer sun, sailing, a long weekend and a special celebration of our country’s classy Rosé wines – who can deny that New Zealand is the place to be right now.
Falling on Saturday the 5h of February, just in time to kick off the Waitangi holiday weekend in style, New Zealand Rosé Day is the annual celebration of our premium pinks which are soaring in popularity with Kiwis.
Established seven years ago by Sip NZ, Rosé Day is designed to support local producers and raise awareness of premium New Zealand Rosé which now offers a wide variety of styles, sweetness levels and price points.
Rosé is the fastest growing wine variety in the country, and while no summer picnic, long lunch or sunny celebration is complete without it, the variety is no longer considered only suited to summer- only sipping, but is now enjoying year-round popularity.
Expanding Rosé sections on supermarket shelves are commonplace – sales have doubled in recent years – and while there’s an instant appeal in the pretty selection of colours and styles, there’s much more to the story than rainbow hues and appealing labels.
Rosé is now the fourth largest New Zealand wine export, exporting 7.9 million litres globally in 2021 – double that of 2018 when New Zealand exported 3.6 million litres of Rosé, and 10 times that of 2010 at just 0.56 million litres.
Every wine region throughout New Zealand produces Rosé so chances are wherever you choose to travel, you won’t be far from a winery producing a premium drop that you might not heard of or which could take you into new taste territory.
Take a closer look and you’ll discover New Zealand is producing a stunning array of quality Rosé wines that are diverse, refreshing and sophisticated. And because these wines are made right here in our backyard, you can easily visit a winery to taste test, check out the origin, and discover what influences regional characteristics.
Visit https://www.nzwine.com/en/media/story/nz-rose-day/ for everything you’ll need to know.