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1

What is the climate of NZ?

Mostly temperate to cool

2

What are the top white grapes of NZ?

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay

3

What is the top red grape of NZ?

  • Pinot Noir

4

What are the top regions of NZ?

  • North Island
  1. Gisborn
  2. Hawke's Bay
  3. Wairarapa/Wellington
  • South Island
  1. Marborough
  2. Central Otago

5

Why does NZ have a temperate to cool climate?

  • NZ has the southernmost vineyards in the world
  • The oceans maintain a temperate to cool climate

6

What are the most important changes that marked the modernization of the New Zealand wine industry?

  • stainless steel tanks (clean, crisp whites)
  • Stelvin closer (screw cap) - world leader

7

Describe NZ's prohibition

  • early 1800s to mid 1900s wine sales were forbidden or extremely restricted
  • selling wine in a restuarant was not legal until the 1960s!

8

What are the wine laws of NZ?

  • New World
  • No restrictions for grape varieites or methods
  • Labeled by grape variety

Percentages:

  • 85% grape varietal from label
  • 85% from region on label

9

Describe Sauvignon Blanc from NZ

  • Unique when compared to Sauv. Blancs from elsewhere
  • Grapefruit, Goosberry, Tropical Fruit
  • Zesty acidity
  • highest quality from Marlborough (S. Island)

10

Describe Chardonnay from NZ

  • Varies greatly
  • Buttery and heavily oaked
  • Vibrant and crisp
  • Best Chard from Marlborough and N. Island

11

Describe Pinot Noir from NZ

  • Bright fruit and subtle earthiness
  • Regions:
  1. Central Otago
  2. Marlborough
  3. Nelson
  4. Hawke's Bay

12

What are two other red grapes grown in NZ besides Pinot Noir?

  • Cab Sauv
  • Merlot

13

What are the ten regions of NZ?

  • North Island
  1. Northland
  2. Auckland
  3. Waikata/Bay of Plenty
  4. Gisborne
  5. Hawke's Bay
  6. Wairarapa/Wellington
  • South Island
  1. Nelson
  2. Marlborough
  3. Canterbury
  4. Central Otago

14

What are the top wine growing regions on the north island?

  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Wairarapa/Wellington

15

what are the top wine growing regions on the S. Island?

  • Marlborough
  • Central Otago

16

What types of wine come from Gisborne?

  • white
  • sparkling
  • Chardonnay

17

What types of wine are produced in Hawke's Bay?

  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauv
  • Merlot

18

What types of wine are produced in Wairarapa/Wellington?

What is the famous subdistrict in Wairarapa?

  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauv. Blanc
  • Subdistrict: Martinborough

19

What types of wine are produced in marlborough?

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinto Noir
  • Cool Climate + Lots of Sunshine
  • 50% of Wine Production

20

What types of wine are produced in Central Otago?

  • High Quality Pinot Noir
  • Continental Climate (not near coastline)
  • Most Southern vineyards