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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 sub-regions of Auckland.

Kumeu
Waiheke Island
Matakana
-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?

Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay

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.

3rd

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