Aside from being obsessed with strawberries this month, I've also been on a roll with New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, from Kim Crawford to Babich and beyond. Curious to know more about the affordable, approachable wines produced by Kiwis, I attended a New Zealand tasting led by Jardinière sommelier Eugenio Jardim. I left not only with a determination to drink more Kiwi wines, but also to visit the mythical place where they are grown. I also left with a ton of trivia about the winegrowing regions! What do you know about this isolated wine region? Take our quiz to find out.
What Do You Know About the Wines of New Zealand?
The largest wine-producing region in the country is:
What is the oldest wine-growing region in New Zealand?
When were vines first planted in New Zealand?
Northeastern region Marlborough is known for which varietal?
Which New Zealand wine-growing region is known for its Bordeaux-style wines?
The South Island's Central Otago region is known for:
An average New Zealand winery produces how many cases of wine?
T/F: New Zealand wines are predominantly screwcap wines.