Category: regions

Tea & Wine: A Visit at Zealong Estate

Coffee & tea until 4pm, wine from 5pm with an itchy hour in between. Sounds familiar?

I’m just as picky about what’s in my glass from 5pm as I’m about what’s in my cup until 4pm. I can tell you at least 10 great coffee places in Auckland on the spot but when it comes to tea it gets a little bit more difficult and I do like a good cuppa. Not that bagged, bitter stuff you find in your coffee kitchen at work. I mean good, genuine tea. Read More

Discover Gisborne Wine Country

Home to grapevines since the late 1800s, Gisborne has grown into the third largest grape growing region in New Zealand. With production long dominated by large wineries such as Montana/Brancott Estate (Pernod-Ricard), Corbans and Villa Maria, more recently the region has embraced small-scale quality-focused producers who are experimenting with varieties, sites and styles. Read More