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1

What is New Zealand's northernmost and smallest area of production. What percentage of total production does it account for?

Northland. Less than 1%. (as of 2008, only 14 wineries)

2

Where is Auckland located? What grapes lead acreage? What percentage of national total of wine?

Auckland is North Island, between Northland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty.
Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon lead in acerage.
only 2% of national total.

3

Subregions of Auckland

Kumeu, Waiheke Island, Matakana

4

Matakana and Kumeu are subregions of what New Zealand region?

Auckland

5

Where is Waiheke Island?

North Island, subregion of Auckland.

6

Where is Waikato? What other name does the region go by?

Waikato is North Island, western and central. Also uses name Bay of Plenty for wines made on the eastern side of the island. Between Auckland and Gisborne.

7

What is the climate of the northernmost regions on the North Island (Northland, Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty)? What subregion is the outlier?

moderate, rainy maritime climate. Rot and Frost are hazards.

8

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

Central and southern regions: Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa.

9

North Island New Zealand's driest and 2nd largest region

Hawkes Bay

10

What region is New Zealand's largest producer of red wines. What wines dominate?

Hawkes Bay. Merlot leads the way

11

Subregion of Hawkes Bay for Bordeaux Blends, Syrah.

Gimblett Gravels

12

Where are Ngatarawa, Esk Valley, and Dartmoor Valley located?

Subregions of Hawkes Valley

13

Region on New Zealand North Island is also known as 'Poverty Bay'

Gisborne

14

Style of wines found in Gisborne

cool climate white. Chardonnay, Muller Thurgau, Gewurztraminer.

15

Region in New Zealand is the first to see sunlight every day

Gisborne

16

Where is Wairarapa?

Southernmost wine district on North Island, in the overreaching Wellington region.

17

Major wine subregion of Wairarapa. Best producing vartietals

Martinborough. Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc

18

What is the defining element of Gimblett Gravels' terroir?

Soil: well draining alluvial mountain run off with sandstone/limestone/schist/clay/chalk

19

Year of first vines planted on North Island, and where?

1819, Northland