New Zealand is not only the one furthest away, 18,377km from London (but only 6529 miles from San Francisco). It is also our longest trip, counted in kilometres on site, 764 km as the crow flies, or 1071 km by road. (The wine tour in Chile-Argentina
actually covers more kilometres, but there we fly 988 km over the Pampas.)
The fact is that Auckland, where the NZ trip starts, is the exact opposite point to Seville on the globe. The trip in New Zealand is also the longest in days – 16 – and thanks to that also the one with the most wine and gastronomy experiences.
It starts in the biggest city, Auckland. Passing hot, sulphurous geysers and Maori culture. Making a stop in Hawke’s Bay, known for its syrah. Passing the capital Wellington. With a crossing of the Cook Strait to the South Island and a feast on clams and lobsters. The world’s largest Sauvignon Blanc district. And ends in Central Otago, once a gold digger bonanza area, the origin of bungee jumping (you can jump if you want), now an El Dorado for pinot noir.
And much more.
Wine tour to New Zealand, March 15-30, 2023