New Zealand is the youngest of the New World countries. The vineyard surface has grown at a record pace. In 2000, the country had 10,000 hectares; in 2010, it had grown to 32,000. Now the rate of increase has calmed down somewhat, and the surface is today just over 40,000 hectares. There is still a young, adventurous pioneer spirit here. Marlborough is the largest region. Then come Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago and the slightly smaller Wairarapa. We will visit all three of these regions and wineries around Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.
We travel by bus and boat from Auckland on the North Island down to Queenstown on the South Island. Of course, there will be many stops to visit vineyards and admire the landscape. We have time to look at the beautiful capital Wellington, and we learn about the Maori culture and the local gastronomy.
Join us on this tour to explore an unusual and fascinating wine country.
The New Zealand wine tour, a great adventure.