Making great stories grow
Get to know our regions
New Zealand is divided into a dozen regions, cooler on the South Island and more moderate on the North Island, spanning 1,100 kilometres between parallels 35°S and 45°S, the location of the planet’s southernmost vineyards. Influenced by the Pacific Ocean, in estuaries, valleys and hillsides with varied, well-drained soils, the vineyards enjoy long daylight hours and cool breezes from the ocean, which is always less than 120 kilometres away. White grape varieties largely predominate, especially Sauvignon Blanc, with Pinot Noir being the most common among reds.