Flashcards in History Deck (18):
Who is responsible for the first record of actual wine production in New Zealand?
-a British minister planted a small vineyard from French and Spanish cuttings at his estate in Nelson in the late 1830s
Who was responsible for combating phylloxera in New Zealand?
Romeo Bragato-an Austrialian viticulturist from Victoria
What is "six o'clock swill"?
-an early closing time of 6 o'clock for pubs instituted in both Australia and New Zealand during WWI.
-Lasted until 1967 in New Zealand
What was the most planted variety in New Zealand in 1960?
What improved the mean quality of New Zealand Wines in the 1980s and 1990s?
-a government vine pull scheme in 1986 that replaced hybrid and table grapes with Vitis Vinifera.
-an emphasis on the importance of canopy management and site selection
What was New Zealand's vineyard acreage in 1960 vs. 2008?
400ha to over 29,000ha
What is New Zealand's largest wine making company?
-established Marlborough's first commercial vineyard in 1973
-released the country's first varietal wine "Gisborne Chardonnay
What winery put New Zealand wines on the map in 1985?
Name 6 grape varietals of importance in New Zealand other than Sauvignon Blanc.
What is the world's easternmost/southernmost wine making country?
Which island of New Zealand is larger, North or South?
What mountain range divides the South Island down its spine?
The Southern Alps
-causes a rain shadow effect.
What is the southernmost wine region in the world?
-lies on the 45th parallel
True or False:
New Zealand wine on average commands a higher price per bottle than any other country in the world.
-bulk wine production is not possible due to lack of land
Who was the first to commercially release a New Zealand wine under screw cap?
Name the major wine regions of the North Island.
Waikoto/Bay of Plenty
Name the major wine regions of the South Island.