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1

What is the smallest and northernmost region of production in New Zealand?

Northland
-produces less than 1% of the country's total

2

What is New Zealand's largest city?

Auckland
-but only contributes 2% of the nations total in wine production

3

Name 3 of the 7 sub-regions of Auckland.

Kumeu
Waiheke Island GI
Matakana GI
-premium red blends and varietal wines from Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

4

Name 2 producers of Auckland.

Montana (now under Pernod Ricard)
Villa Maria

5

What is the climate of Northland, Auckland, and Waikoto?

Maritime
-moderate, rainy
-rot and frost are chief viticulural hazards

6

What sub-region of Auckland has a sunny, dry climate?

Waiheke Island

7

Where is the bulk of North Island's wine production concentrated?

Gisborne
Hawkes Bay
Wairarapa

8

What is the 2nd largest region in New Zealand?

Hawkes Bay

9

What region of New Zealand is the driest?

Hawkes Bay

10

What are the 2 most planted grape varietals of Hawkes Bay?

Merlot (1,080 ha)
Chardonnay (1,006 ha)

(Sauvignon Blanc-937 ha)

11

What region of New Zealand produces the most red wines?

Hawkes Bay

12

Name 4 notable sub-regions of Hawkes Bay.

Gimblett Gravels-Syrah and BDX blends
Ngatarawa-Merlot
Esk Valley
Dartmoor Valley

13

Hawkes Bay has a range of altitudes and diverse soil types. Name 3 soil types.

Greywacke Gravel
Heavy Silt
Sandy Loam

14

What is the soil type of Gimblett Gravels?

Deep shingle soils

15

What is "Poverty Bay"?

another name for Gisborne
-the first vines in the world to see the sun everyday

16

Gisborne is New Zealand's ______ largest producer.

4th

17

Chardonnay has replaced_______ as Gisborne's most planted grape.

Müller-Thurgau
-Gewürtztraminer also performs well but ref grapes struggle to ripen in the cool climate.

18

What is the southernmost region of the North Island?

Wairarapa

19

What is the official name of the entire region of Wairarapa?

Wellington
-includes New Zealand's capital city
-Wairarapa is the only wine district

20

Name the sub-region of Wairarapa where Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc are particularly successful.

Martinborough

21

What are the 2 official sub-regions of Auckland?

Waikehe Island GI
Matakana GI

22

What are the 5 unofficial sub-regions of Auckland?

Kumeu/Huapai
Henderson
South Auckland
West Auckland
Clevedon

23

What are the major red grapes of Northland GI?

White: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
Red: Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage

24

Name 3 major producers of Northland GI.

Karikari Estate
Okahu Estate
Masden Estate

25

Name the 3 unofficial sub-regions of Northland GI.

Kerikeri
Kaitaia
Whangarei

26

What are the major grape varietals of Waikato/Bay of Plenty?

Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Cabernet Sauvignon

27

How many ha under vine (in production) are there in Waikato/Bay of Plenty as of 2017?

3ha

28

Name 5 major natural features of Waikato Bay of Plenty.

Bay of Plenty
Lake Taupo
Waikato River
Kaimai Range (Coastal)
Hauhungaroa Range (to the west of Lake Taupo)

29

Name the 6 unofficial sub-regions of Waikato/ Bay of Plenty.

Te Kauwhata
Te Awamutu
Coromandel Peninsula
Lake Taupo
Hamilton
Rotorua

30

What are 3 major natural features of Gisborne GI?

Waipoaoa River
Poverty Bay
Raukumara Range

31

Name 2 major producers of Gisborne.

Millton
Brunton Road

32

Name the 9 unofficial sub-regions or Gisborne.

Golden Slope
Ormond
Ormond Valley
Mautuke
Central Valley
River Point
Patutahi
Patutahi Plateau
Waipaoa

33

What are the divisions of Hawke's Bay's unofficial sub-regions?

River Valleys
Coastal Plains
Alluvial Plains
Hillsides
Central Hawke's Bay

34

What are the 4 sub-regions of Hawke's Bay's River Valleys?

Mohaka
Esk River Valley
Tataekuri River Valley
Ngaruroro River Valley

35

What are the sub-regions of Hawke's Bay's Coastal Areas?

Te Awanga
Northern Esk Valley

36

What are the subregions of Hawkes Bay's Alluvial plains?

Korokipo
Bridge Pa
Gimblett Gravels
Ohiti

37

What is the sub-region of Hawke's Bay's Hillsides?

Havelock North

38

What are the requirements of the Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District for labeling?

a producer must:
-be a member of the Association
-harvest grapes from a vineyard with 95% of the appellation's defined soil characteristics
-source 95% of grapes from within the appellation
-any producer using" Gimblett Gravels" logo is subject to audit.

39

Name 4 natural features of Hawke's Bay GI.

-Heretaunga Plains
-Hawke Bay
-Ngaruroro River
-Tukituki River

40

Name some major producers of Hawke's Bay GI.

-Bridge Pa
-Craggy Range
-Esk Valley Estate
-Ngatarawa
-Sacred Hill
-Sileni
-Te Mata
-Trinity Hill

41

Hawkes Bay has a range of altitudes and diverse soil types. Name 3.

Greywacke gravel
Heavy Silt
Sandy Loam

42

What is the soil type of Gimblett Gravels?

deep shingle soils

43

What is the only official sub-region of Wairarapa GI?

Martinborough GI

44

Name the 2 unofficial sub-regions of Wairarapa?

Masterton
Gladstone

45

Name 3 major Natural Features of Wairarapa.

Aorangi Ranges
Tararua Ranges
Ruamahanga River

46

Name 4 major producers of Wairarapa GI.

-Alta Rangi
-Dry River
-Palliser Estate
-Voss Estate

47

What are the major grapes of Wairarapa?

Pinot Noir
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Gris