What launched the New Zealand's rise to fame is what is considered the world's best Sauvignon blanc, in the late 1970s. One critic even went as far as to say that having your first New Zealand Sauvignon blanc is like “having sex for the first time,”. If you’ve never had a New Zealand Sauvignon blanc before and that doesn’t intrigue you in the slightest… we don’t know what will.
In terms of wine, New Zealand has a lot more to offer in addition to its famous Sauvignon blanc. Actually, New Zealand has nearly 15 wine regions, some of which are bigger than others, but all are unique. For this reason, there are some very impressive tours of the different wine regions. Whether you want to learn more about wine, need an excuse to drink more wine or simply to go to New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.
There is such a thing called the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, whose title says it all: classic. It’s just five days but it takes you through the three most significant wine regions: Hawke’s Bay (Syrah), Martinborough (Pinot), and of course Marlborough (Sauvignon). These regions alone account for more than 80% of New Zealand’s wine producing regions, so unless you’re a Master Sommelier, this tour should suffice for any wine lover.