New Zealand's Wine Regions

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There are eleven wine growing regions in New Zealand.

Region Wine grape planted in ha
North Island 8,340
South Island 25,720
New Zealand 34,060
Facts
- In 2012, the area planted in wine grapes was 34,020 hectares
- In 2002, the area planted was almost half that, 17300 hectares



Facts
- First grape vines planted in 1819.
- Marlborough has the largest are planted with grapes used for wines.
- Hawke's Bay is the second largest grower of wine grapes.
- Top grape varieties grown; 1/ Sauvignon Blanc 2/ Pinot Noir 3/ Chardonnay.
- Marlborough has the largest amount of wineries. - Auckland has the second largest amount of wineries.

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