SUM­MER WINE GUIDE

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WINE, THE PER­FECT AC­COM­PA­NI­MENT TO A SUM­MER BEACH BBQ OR PIC­NIC — USE OUR GUIDE AND CHOOSE FROM AN AMAZ­ING SE­LEC­TION OF LO­CALLY PRO­DUCED WINES

Sum­mer is just around the cor­ner, and what bet­ter way to make the most of it than to hit the road, prefer­ably in a fine piece of clas­sic au­to­mo­bilia, and soak up the nat­u­ral beauty this coun­try has to of­fer? We re­ally do have so much so close — stun­ning moun­tains and re­serves, rolling mead­ows and some of the finest beaches that the world has to of­fer — all within driv­ing dis­tance, and all beau­ti­fully com­ple­mented by our fine sum­mer weather.

When think­ing of a clas­sic Kiwi sum­mer, vine­yard visits may not be some­thing that springs in­stantly to mind, but they’re some­thing which re­ally de­serves to be more of a sum­mer­time stan­dard in this coun­try.

You see, New Zealand has not only been blessed with stun­ning nat­u­ral scenery, but also a unique ge­og­ra­phy that al­lows for some world-class vine­yards. Lo­cally pro­duced wines are beau­ti­ful con­coc­tions, liq­uid man­i­fes­ta­tions of the breath­tak­ing land­scapes on which they are grown — land­scapes that, de­spite their pic­turesque mag­nif­i­cence, are oft over­looked and eas­ily for­got­ten. We’re lucky in that these vine­yards not only pro­duce top-shelf wines, but do so from mag­nif­i­cent fa­cil­i­ties in beau­ti­ful en­vi­ron­ments.

We have com­piled a list of winer­ies that you should go out of your way to visit, if you get the chance. Take a drive down and make a day, a week­end, or even longer, of dis­cov­er­ing the viti­cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences New Zealand has to of­fer. Take a guided tour of the im­pres­sive premises, sam­ple their qual­ity wines, and en­joy the world-class cui­sine they show­case. It’s easy to dis­miss our vine­yards in favour of bar­be­cues, beaches and baches, but they de­liver a truly splen­did take on the Kiwi sum­mer — one that should be a sta­ple sum­mer fea­ture for the dis­cern­ing hol­i­day­maker.

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