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Love New Zealand wine? Love to learn about wine? Bookmark our Vinetalk page to follow the journey of our wines from vine to vat to vintage. Follow us on Facebook and you'll get to hear about our special offers and snaffle our latest releases before anyone else. Check out our Instagram account to see where your wine is grown and see the people behind New Zealand Wine Co-Op.

Christmas Dinner – matching the right wine to the right course

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.

 

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Marlborough – Exploring New Zealand Wine Regions

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.

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Frost Fighting - How we protect our vines

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.

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Why is New Zealand’s wine so special?

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?

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How long should I let my wine breathe?

Here at the New Zealand Wine Co-Op, we don’t just want to provide you with some of New Zealand’s best wines, we also want to help you to get the most out of these wines and enjoy every last drop. We will be providing lots of hints and tips which will hopefully give you a better understanding of the wine you are drinking and help you to appreciate the skills of the expert winemakers who make up our wonderful co-op.

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Central Otago - Exploring New Zealand Wine Regions

Perhaps nowhere else on earth are wines as hard won as from this sometimes inhospitable but beautiful landscape. New Zealand winemakers have come together to turn this into an award-winning region which has earned worldwide notoriety for producing superb Pinot Noirs and not to mention an impressive selection of vivid whites.

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McArthur Ridge 2016 Vintage Catch-up

Image looking down the row where yo can see the new trunks and canes

This is our first update from Central Otago Vineyard, McArthur Ridge, letting you into some of the best kept secrets when it comes to growing premium Pinot Noir in New Zealand.

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Breaking News – Shaky Bridge Pinot Noir Rated Top 4 Value Wine in the World!

Image of Shaky Bridge Vineyard in New Zealand's Central Otago

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.

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Welcome to New Zealand Wine Co-Op

Welcome to the New Zealand Wine Co-Op. Make sure you follow our blog to keep up to date with the latest news from our unique collection of vineyards and wineries and see how award-winning wine is grown in New Zealand.

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