New Zealand has about 30,000 hectares of vineyard, some two-thirds of which are in Marlborough. In the past three years, New Zealand has gone from not
having enough wine to having too much, which resulted in some daft discounting from the 2008 and 2009 vintages. However, the small 2010 vintage seems to have put paid to the
bottom feeders who sourced, through bulk brokers, distressed parcels of Sauvignon Blanc, sweetened them up to mask their faults and bottled them in the UK!
You can be rest assured that we steered clear of this trend, preferring as we do to concentrate on quality, and this is backed up by our continued commitment to only selling
wine from quality conscious winemakers across the country.
New Zealand’s dependence on Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir has been a weakness in the past, but the success in recent vintages of Pinot Gris, Syrah and Gewurztraminer,
has made this country’s offering far more diverse and interesting for those seeking to experiment.
For those who would like a more in-depth profile on the New Zealand wine industry, the wines in production and wineries and wine regions these wines come from, there is an
official New Zealand wine website for you to visit here: