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1

What is New Zealand's Northernmost and smallest area of production?

Northland

2

The first vines to see the sun each day are located in what region.

Gisborne

3

What is the Southernmost region of North Island New Zealand?

Wairarapa

4

What is the Northernmost region of South Island New Zealand?

Nelson- which is also the sunniest in NZ. It is also the rainiest on the South Island. It is also the South Island's smallest region.

5

Auckland

North Island
Unofficial Sub-regions:
Matakana/Mahurangi
Kumeu/Huapai
Henderson
Waiheke Island
South Auckland

6

Canterbury

South Island
Sub-regions:
Waipara Valley (gravelly soils near the Waipara River, limestone-derived clays in the eastern Waipara region)
Canterbury Plains (silt loams over gravel)

7

Central Otago

South Island
Sub-regions:
Alexandra
Cromwell Basin
Wanaka
Gibbston
Bannockburn
Bendigo

8

Gisborne

North Island
Sub-regions
Golden Slope
Ormond
Ormond Valley
Manutuke
Central Valley
Riverpoint
Patutahi
Patutahi Plateau
Waipaoa

9

Hawke's Bay

North Island
Sub-regions

River Valleys: Mohaka, Esk River Valley, Tutaekuri River Valley, Ngaruroro River Valley

Coastal Areas: Te Awanga, Northern Esk Valley

Alluvial Plains: Korokipo, Bridge Pa, Gimblett Gravels, Ohiti

Hillsides: Havelock North

Central Hawke's Bay

10

Marlborough

South Island
Sub-regions:
Wairau Valley
Awatere Valley
Southern Valleys

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Nelson

South Island
Sub-regions:
Waimea Plains
Upper Moutere (Moutere Hills)
Motueka
Takaka (Golden Bay)

12

Northland

North Island
Sub-regions:
Kerikeri
Kaitaia
Whangare

13

Waikato and Bay of Plenty

North Island
Sub-regions
Te Kauwhata
Te Awamutu
Coromandel Peninsula
Lake Taupo
Hamilton
Rotorua

14

Wairarapa

North Island
Sub-regions
Martinborough
Masterton
Gladstone

15

Waitaki Valley

New Zealand’s newest wine region, the Waitaki Valley straddles the boundary between the North Otago and Canterbury provinces. The area was first planted in 2001 and the vineyards are mostly small, intensively managed and produce a range of distinctive cool climate wines.