New Zealand is one of the world’s most diverse wine destinations, from big bustling cities to quieter villages. We may be visiting in February, but this is the Southern Hemisphere… Enjoy gloriously, long, light sunny days offering the perfect antidote to British winter!
New Zealand produces just 1% of the world’s wine — but that hasn’t stopped it becoming the Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world. A ‘must see’ destination for anyone interested in wine travel, we are delighted to be adding a much requested trip to New Zealand in 2017.
A drop of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the tongue is instantly recognisable — its high acid, juicy citrus flavour, accompanied as it is by a herbaceous but floral aroma. The islands’ best Pinot Noir, on the other hand, offers unashamedly fresh and structured fruit.
Over sixteen days we travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Along the way we visit the best boutique producers and a number of well known names, including Cloudy Bay, Stonyridge, and Te Mata. As well as wine, the spectacular, ever-changing New Zealand scenery is the other star of the show. We travel from bustling cities to wide blue bays, from geothermal lakes to soaring glacial mountains.
Our guide, Bob Campbell, is a Master of Wine who has been promoting and educating the world about the wines of his homeland for over two decades. This is a once in a lifetime journey, a dazzling tour and an unforgettable introduction to the very best wines New Zealand has to offer.
- Escape the British winter for summer in the Southern Hemisphere – gloriously, long, light sunny days await
- Taste a number of library vintages and hard to find wines
- Enjoy a comprehensive look at the New Zealand wine industry – visiting well-known names and brilliant boutique producers
- Sample a wide variety of grape varieties – from grassy Sauvignon Blanc, to punchy Pinot Noir
Waltzing onto the worldwide stage with premium aplomb, New Zealand wines are fresh for the tasting, especially the Sauvignon Blancs. Take an exclusive wine route from north to south, from the Pinot Noirs of Waiheke Island on the coast to the peach and fennel Rieslings of Felton Road Winery, south of Christchurch.