New Zealand is one of the last areas that has been incorporated into the great world wine regions, since the first vineyards did not arrive on their lands until the 19th century. This country is known in the wine world for its fragrant Sauvignon Blancs. The country has an oceanic and cold climate popularly known as "cool viticulture climate”.
It extends over two main islands, near the South Pole. Among New Zealander wines, the whites made from Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay stand out, as well as their red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, in qualitative terms, they are lively and fruity, characterized by their acidity, aromatic concentration and elegance.
The North Island is better for growing red grape varieties, since it’s warmer than the South Island, which is cooler, allowing better conditions for growing white varieties grapes.
Their most important winemaking regions are: Auckland, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa for the North Island and Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Central Otago for the South Island