About White Wines from New Zealand

About White Wines from New Zealand
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

White Wines

Kirkland Signature 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$7
Best Buy
A+ for typicity; unmistakably Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
94 points $7 Best Buy
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
Whitehaven 2023  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$20
Best Buy
When you think of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this is exactly what you want and expect.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Whitehaven 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Tropical and herbaceous with waves of flavor and aroma, this is an excellent example of grape and regional typicity.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Chloe 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$16
Best Buy
Herbal and loaded with tropical fruits, this is unmistakably NZ Sauvignon Blanc.
93 points $16 Best Buy
Moroki 2022 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Tropical and orchard fruits with balanced herbaceous tones make this a benchmark NZ Sauv Blanc.
93 points $14 Best Buy
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