Despite a comparatively short wine-making history, New Zealand is now renowned for its wine worldwide. For a number of visitors, it is the main reason for their trip down under. We even have a 2-3 week Wine Lovers’ Itinerary in this app!
You’ll find wineries the length and breadth of the country. Places that have Cellar Doors will generally charge $5-10 per person for tasting, generally refundable with a purchase. Some wineries will have set opening hours, while others will be ‘by appointment only’. Plan ahead.
NZ Wine Regions
Also, remember that the seasons are opposite down here. Grapes are harvested in the autumn months of March & April.
A number of wineries boast excellent restaurants; a smaller number have accommodation on site.