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It was Sauvignon Blanc that put New Zealand on the wine map. Despite the diversity and sophistication of other wine styles, the love affair with New Zealand wine has ensured. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has a jaw-dropping herbaceous-yet-floral aroma that's complimented by a juicy, yet zesty, citrus zing in your mouth.TIP: Serve Sauvignon Blanc at 45 °F (7 °C) . Bring it out 20 minutes before you pour.

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

Although it was Sauvignon Blanc that put New Zealand on the wine map, New Zealand's temperate, maritime climate allows for a highly distinctive variety of wine styles - Syrahs, Chardonnays, Reislings and especially Pinot Noirs — from vineyards that are focused on biodynamic, renewable growing.

New Zealand's expansive coastline enables winemakers to succeed with a range of diverse varieties and styles; from the warmer climate wines, such as Bordeaux-style blends and Syrah, grown in Hawkes Bay and further north, through to much cooler climate wines, such as Pinot Noir and Riesling grown in the southerly regions.

New Zealand's North Island and South Island are separated by a 3-½-hour ferry ride across the Cook Strait. These two islands have their own geography and climates that produce distinctive wines.