About New Zealander Wine

About New Zealander Wine
The New Zealand wine industry has complete changed over the past thirty years. What was once a sleepy cottage industry has now become a modern business, with producers crafting remarkable wines form a few superior districts.

Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough district, situated at the northern end of the South Island, instantly became a worldwide phenomenon in the 1990s. The typical examples offers ripe gooseberry and line aromas, assertive herbal favors and a rich finish with tangy acidity. Not only did Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the viticultural map, today, it is recognized as one of the iconic wine styles anywhere on the planet.

This success has led to other varieties being planted in specific territories in the country, such as Pinot Noir in Central Otago and Martinborough (as well as Marlborough), red Bordeaux varieties in Hawke's Bay, and several other cultivars.

Today New Zealand ranks fourteenth in wine production in the world and has gained new respect as well as sales in many export countries.

Top Picks for New Zealand

Topsail 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$15
Best Buy
Exactly what you want from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with much extra depth and savory tones.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under' Best Value New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
94 points $15 Best Buy
Cupcake 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$11
Best Buy
A zesty, very tropical, spot on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to please.
94 points $11 Best Buy
Chloe 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$16
Best Buy
A delightfully drinkable, spot-on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that will be very versatile.
94 points $16 Best Buy
Lake Road 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$24
An ultra-concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with style for days.
Duck Hunter 2019  Pinot Noir
93 points
$29
A savory, finely balanced Pinot Noir well suited for sipping at the bar or seated at the dinner table.
Kirkland Signature 2021 TI Point Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$6
Best Buy
A classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc; its zippy acid and savory flavors make this wine super versatile for food.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $8 and Under' Exceptional Value
93 points $6 Best Buy
Voyager Point 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$9
Best Buy
Spot on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, with tropical fruit and tart orchard fruit balanced by a racy structure, herbal highlights, and a touch of floral perfume.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $10 and Under'
93 points $9 Best Buy
Archetype 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$10
Best Buy
A juicy, tropical Sauvignon Blanc that will be great with sushi and salads.
93 points $10 Best Buy
Ivy Ridge 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Bright and tropical on the nose with nuanced old world flavors on the palate; well balanced and an ideal pairing for goat cheese.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
92 points $14 Best Buy
Duck Hunter 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$19
Best Buy
A clean, soft and delicate Sauvignon Blanc that would be great as an aperitif.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under' Best Vegetarian White Wine
92 points $19 Best Buy