Winemaking is an art and a science that involves a lot of expertise. New Zealand is divinely privileged to have all the ingredients required to produce world class and fantastic wines.

The most popular varieties produced in Aotearoa are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Other wineries produce common types. Though wine is made throughout New Zealand, Marlborough region produces phenomenal Sauvignon Blanc, and Otago stands out for the production of the tantalizing Pinot Noir. Pinot Gris from Gisborne also puts New Zealand in the world’s giants wine producers.

Ten Best New Zealand Wines

Felton Road

Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir are products of Felton Road. Felton Road is Pinot Noir country which produces fantastic Pinot. Block 3 2015 has received glowing reviews from many critics proving that it is worth reckoning. Once you taste any of the Felton Road products, you will want the store contacts on your phone ready to order more.


Pinot Noir 2014 produced here is exceptional and has incredible reviews from raving fans. The team behind the Escarpment seeks to take the wine to places it has not been before, and are dedicated to making it the wine for tomorrow.

Kumeu River

2014 Kumeu Mate Vineyard Chardonnay and 2014 Hunting Hill Chardonnay offer concentrated, vibrant and punchy drinks that will leave you wanting for more. Both are delicious drops, though Hunting Hill is fresher and a bit cleaner.

Te Mata

Since 1896, Te Mata Estate has been in the wine-producing trade. Operating from the East Coast, the company produces eleven wine varieties from its vineyards. The 2014 Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are exceptional drinks produced in the same year.

Bell Hill

The 2013 Waikari Pinot Noir has a powerful mineral and spice taste made of rich dark berries that give it a dense complexity.

Ata Rangi

Just like its name that means, a new beginning in Maori, Ata Rangi truly lives by its name as it gives a fresh start. These are complex wines with flavours that blend to provide an unforgettable taste.


A bottle of 2012 Gewurztraminer is a perfect companion from the oldest winery operated by the same family for generations. They have grasped the technique of producing excellent wines over the years.

Trinity Hill

This is produced when the quality of the grapes is at its optimum, Trinity Hill is the best of the best. These winemakers assure you of the highest product quality you can get.

Craggy Range

If you love the reds, Shiraz and Pinot Noir are your best bet. For the white wine drinkers, you will enjoy the dry and zesty Sauvignon Blanc with its vibrant aromas.

Two Paddocks

Fusilier and Last Chance are worth trying. You will enjoy the lifted herb aromatics combined with spicy black currant.