With Christmas just around the corner we thought we’d share with you a few of our top tips for matching your New Zealand wine with the various courses that make up a traditional Christmas dinner. For us Kiwis down here in New Zealand, our Christmas dinner tend to be a bit different to those you might traditionally have in the UK but we have plenty of experience tucking into a Christmas day turkey with all the trimmings and we think we have got some great wine matches to go with your Christmas dinner this year.
When it comes to wine growing regions of New Zealand, they don’t come much bigger than Marlborough. Renowned throughout the world for producing world-class Sauvignon Blanc, there is much more the Marlborough region than the zesty and aromatic white wine.
When many people think of New Zealand, they think of warm sunny summers and relatively mild winters, however this is definitely not the case down in the South Island and in the case of McArthur Ridge and Shaky Bridge, two of the world’s southernmost vineyards, this means extremely changeable weather conditions which need to be constantly monitored in order to keep the vines healthy and ready to produce the award-winning wine each year.
We’re very proud of the wine produced by our fantastic wine growers and winemakers here at New Zealand Wine Co-Op but just what is it that makes New Zealand wine so special? Wines out of New Zealand have been taking the world by storm for quite some time now, winning countless awards worldwide and leaving some of the more established wine producing countries asking ‘where did these guys come from?
Wine Spectator in the US has rated Shaky Bridge Pioneer Series Pinot Noir a top 4 value wine in the world - read more about our award-winning wine and how to get hold of a case.