Taste the new wave in Wellington

New Zealand wine exports reached a new record high this week of $1.61 billion, up 5% on last year and guess which wine accounts for the vast majority of this?
Did you say Sauvignon Blanc?

That’s the one. It rules the roost in New Zealand vineyards and wineries.
Sauvignon Blanc is awesome but it now accounts for over 84% of wine exports, so it’s important for the sustainability of our country’s wine industry that we have other wines as well – not to bang the same old Albarino or Gewürztraminer drum, either, because there are so many other interesting wines out there… Chenin Blanc, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Syrah, Verdicchio, Verdelho, Vermentino and more.

Come and taste the tip of the alternative iceberg of Kiwi wines at Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington (book by clicking here: Regional Wines) on Thursday 23 March from 6pm to 8pm… and join us for our warehouse wine tasting.

I’ll take you on a tour in your glasses through grapes and wines made in New Zealand but originally from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Check out, among others, Tono Albarino from Hawkes Bay, Colere Pinot Blanc from Marlborough, Villa Maria Verdelho from Auckland and a couple of delicious Chenin Blancs – from Astrolabe in Marlborough and Esk Valley in Hawkes Bay.

Book here Regional Wines.



Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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