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New Zealand Wine

The best New Zealand wines, imported to Lowertown!

wine-nz-single-bottleNew Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning latitudes 36° to 45° South and extending 990 miles. Wine making and vine growing go back to colonial times in New Zealand. British Resident and keen oenologist James Busby was, as early as 1836, attempting to produce wine at his land in Waitangi. In 1851, New Zealand’s oldest existing vineyard was established by French Roman Catholic missionaries at Mission Estate in Hawke’s Bay. New Zealand is home to what many wine critics consider the world’s best Sauvignon blanc. Oz Clarke, a well-known British wine critic wrote in the 1990s that New Zealand Sauvignon blanc was “arguably the best in the world”. Sustainability and organic programs certify around 95 percent of NZ’s vineyard producing area. Social sustainability is as large a focus as environmental, the report said. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Currently in stock at Lowertown Wine & Spirits

Prophecy Sauv. Blanc750ml13.49
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc750ml12.49
The Doctors Sauvignon Blanc750ml18.99
The Doctors' Riesling75017.99