New Zealand is a young wine country that has had a fabulous career. The wines from New Zealand are either the highest or second highest priced wine category in the USA, the United Kingdom and in China. This doesn’t mean that the wines are always very expensive. Rather, it shows that the quality is on average very high.
This is one good reason to go to New Zealand on a wine tour. Of course, you can drink New Zealand wines at home. But doing it on site, in the vineyards of the country, is a totally different thing.
We will visit many wineries on this 16-day trip. But we will also have time for sightseeing and getting to know the country’s culture. Our bus takes us from Auckland in the north to Rotorua where we will stop and look at the amazing geysers. We will visit Hawke’s Bay and taste its fantastic syrah wines.
Next stop is Wairarapa where they make powerful pinot noir, very different from the ones in more famous Central Otago. Wellington, the capital, is well worth the hours we spend here. The ferry will take us across Cook’s Strait to the South Island. Here we experience Marlborough, glaciers, seals, local lobster (yummy!) and the spectacular Central Otago with a Lord of the Ring feeling, in the far south.
New Zealand, March 9-24, 2020. Book your wine tour to New Zealand now!