Fertile soils, favourable climate, and ample rainfall and sunlight has meant New Zealand’s islands are dotted with wineries from Northland, New Zealand’s northernmost region, to Central Otago, the world’s southernmost wine growing region. No matter where you travel to, you’re never too far from delicious world-class wines. Depending on the region you visit, you can expect to find excellent varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Riesling.
Meet the Makers at a special Scenic Enrich wine tasting and dinner at Mission Estate Winery. Nestled in the Taradale hills on the outskirts of Napier, Mission Estate was established by French missionaries in 1851. The vines were planted to produce both sacramental and table wine and New Zealand’s first winery was thus born. The elegantly restored historic seminary building provides a stunning location for the award-winning Mission Restaurant.