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1

Rainiest and smallest region on New Zealand South Island

Nelson.

2

Leading grape varietals in Nelson. Why?

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir compose over 80% of Nelson production- cool climate, lots of sun shine.

3

New Zealand South Island region that produces over 50% of all NZ wine

Marlborough

4

Who produces nearly 2/3 of Marlborough's vineyards?

Montana (through subsidaries like Brancott and Fairhall).

5

Marlborough Sparkling wine brand which is most exported wine of NZ

Lindauer (owned by Montana).

6

Three major subregions of Marlborough

Wairau Valley (north)
Southern Valleys (central)
Awatere Valley (south)

7

Soil type of three major Marlborough subregions

sandy, alluvial loam topsoil over gravel. Excellent drainage and limits vine vigor.

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Wine region south of Marlborough and its major subregions

Canterbury - Waipara Valley, Banks Peninsula

9

Major grape varietals of Waipara Valley, and its parent region

Pinot Noir, Riesling,

10

World's southernmost region and New Zealand's highest altitude region.

Central Otago

11

Only NZ region to experience Continental Climate

Central Otago

12

Pinot Noir in Central Otago can flourish why?

Diurnal temperature swings, plantings on northern hillside vineyards (sun exposure), low humidity prevents rot. Long growing season.

13

Major producers in Central Otago

Felton Road, Mt. Difficulty, Rippon.

14

Where are the subregions of Wanaka, Gibbston, Alexandra, and Cromwell Basin located?

Central Otago

15

Northernmost and sunniest region on New Zealand South Island

Nelson.