The story of New Zealand wine just keeps getting better.
Exports continue to improve and we are on track for $2 billion in yearly wine exports by 2020, thanks to huge demand in the US. Of the 37,000 hectares of land planted with grapes, sauvignon blanc still takes the lion's share, followed by pinot noir and chardonnay. More small and medium-sized vineyards are moving into organic and biodynamic production with a continued trend to improving the quality and health of our vineyards. Research and development, the skill of New Zealand winemakers and good old fashioned Kiwi competitiveness keeps pushing the bar higher for our industry. This Wine Awards selection represents New Zealand's best wines by category and price. Remember, price isn't a reliable guide to quality; Bob Campbell does the hard yards by tasting over 3000 wines annually to find the very best for you.