Culinary Delectation

If you consider yourself a foodie, New Zealand has quite the menu.

No matter where you settle there is a local delicacy to devour, almost as if the country itself was designed solely to tempt your wandering taste buds. 

Not to be out-done by the food, New Zealand’s wine is famous for its purity, vibrancy and intensity. It has been said that no wine anywhere in the world tastes like the wine from Marlborough, the country’s biggest wine region and home to some of the best vineyards in the world. Here lies a magical synergy of climate and soil that lends itself to unparalleled Sauvignon Blanc. Although the beautifully fragrant Pinot Noir and aromatic Pinot Gris are nothing to be sniffed at!

Wine aficionados from around the globe flock to the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival to spend a day among the vines at one of New Zealand’s most beautiful vineyards.

Other food and wine hot spots include Hawke's Bay, Martinborough and Central Otago, though the wines that come out of Auckland, Gisborne and Waipara are equally delightful. 

If you fancy flitting from one delicious destination to the next, it may be worth following the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Begin with the warmest and driest region in the North Island, savouring the full-bodied reds before travelling to the South Island to taste the Chardonnay and Reisling, surrounded by mountains and interlaced lakes. You’ll come to expect a diverse vista wherever your taste buds take you. 

As well as award-winning wine, Kiwis are also partial to craft beer. With over 50 boutique microbreweries spanning across almost every region of New Zealand, there are enough unique blends and identities to wet the whistle of even the most passionate beer connoisseur. 



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