Ask Sid: Which wine regions and grape varieties dominate in New Zealand?

July 15th, 2020
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Question: Which wine regions and grape varieties dominate in New Zealand?

Answer: Presently Marlborough dominates with 70% of the producing vineyard area followed next by Hawke’s Bay and then Central Otago, Canterbury, Gisborne, Nelson and Wairarapa. As everyone knows the main grape variety is Sauvignon Blanc with over 60% of the planted vines followed by Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Riesling and Syrah.

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July 15th, 2020

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