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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 vineyard acreage in Nelson?

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 19,000ha 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 of the early 2000s?

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

15

What is the main soil type of the 3 sub-regions of Marlborough?

sandy, alluvial loam over gravel
-providing excellent drainage and limiting vine vigor

16

Name the 4 unofficial sub-regions of Nelson.

Waimea Plains
Upper Moutere (Moutere Hills)
Motueka
Takaka

17

Name 5 natural features of Nelson.

Tasman Mountains
Richmond Range
Waimea River
Tasman Bay
Golden Bay

18

Nme 3 major producers of Nelson.

Green Hough
Seifried Estate
Neudorf

19

Name the major natural features of Marlborough GI.

Richmond Range (divides Marlborough and Nelson)
Wither Hill Range
Kaikoura Ranges
Wairau River
Awatere River

20

Name 6 major producers of Marlborough.

Allan Scott
Cloudy Bay
Fromm
Hunter's
Saint Clair
Spy Valley

21

Name the 4 major natural features of Canterbury GI.

Waimakariri River
Waipara River
Puketeraki Range
Canterbury Plains

22

Name 4 major producers of Canterbury.

Pegasus Bay
Pyramid Valley
Mud House
Giesen

23

Name 2 unofficial sub-regions of Canterbury GI.

Waipara Valley
Canterbury Plains

24

Name 3 major natural features of Central Otago.

-Southern Alps
-Lake Wanaka
-Waitaki River (North Otago)

25

Name 4 major producers of Central Otago.

-Rippon
-Peregrine
-Felton Road
-Mt. Difficulty

26

Name the 6 unofficial sub-regions of Central Otago.

Gibbston
Wanaka
Cromwell Basin
Bannockburn
Bendigo
Alexandra Basin