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1

What is the Northernmost region of the South Island?

Nelson

2

What is the sunniest wine-producing region of New Zealand?

Nelson

3

What is the rainiest region of the South Island?

Nelson

4

What 4 grape varietals compose over 80% of the region's vineyard acreage?

Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Riesling
Pinot Noir

5

What region of the South Island is responsible for half of the entire country's wine production?

Marlborough
-nearly 10,000ha of Sauvignon Blanc alone
-Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling

6

What company controls nearly two-thirds of Marlborough's vineyards?

Montana
-through subsidiary wineries such as Brancott and Fairhll

7

Montana's______ brand sparkling wine are the most exported wines of the country.

Lindauer

8

Lindauer is a partnership between Montana and what champagne house?

Duetz
-formed in 1988

9

Name 2 major sub-regions of Marlborough

Wairau
Southern Valleys
Awatere Valley

10

What is the soil composition of the Awatere Valley?

sandy, alluvial loam topsoil over gravel
-provides excellent drainage and limits vine vigor

11

What is New Zealand's fastest growing wine region?

Canterbury

12

Name the successful sub-region of Canterbury.

Waipara
-Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

13

What is the climate of Central Otago?

Continental
-the only region in the country that experiences this climate
-Pinot Noir is the prominent grape varietal.

14

What are Central Otago's 4 best known sub-regions?

Wanaka
Gibbston
Alexandra
Cromwell Basin