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Wine Basics By Region - Wellington Print

Overview

Pinot Noir is the region's most planted and certainly most acclaimed grape variety. Climatically Wairarapa is more aligned to Marlborough than to any of the North Island regions. The success and style of its Sauvignon Blanc is evidence of this alliance. Officially New Zealand's sixth largest region, Wellington is small in production terms but makes a large contribution to the country's quality winemaking reputation.