New Zealand is, of course, considered a “New World” country in wine. And compared to other countries in the New World, wine arrived here not long ago, at the beginning of the 19th century (1819), much later than in South America (16th century) and South Africa (17th century).
But to make things worse, no wine worth mentioning was made until the 1980s when sauvignon blanc vineyards took off in Marlborough and those wines took the world by storm.
Today, a wine tour to New Zealand is somewhat of a trip back in time, it sometimes feels like coming to England several decades ago (the restaurants close very early, for example).
Today, they also have a completely different wine world to show off.
On our 1,600-kilometer journey, there will be a wide variety of extraordinary experiences. Lots of wine of course, and not just sauvignon blanc; pinot noir, syrah, cabernet franc, chardonnay, and much more. But also sulphurous hot water geysers, Maori culture, seals, lobster feast, glacier mountains, gold digger landscape, bungee jumping (for the daring, this is where it all started) and much more.
Join us for a great wine, nature and culture experience on the New Zealand wine tour.
- New Zealand, 12-27 March 2024