Wines from New Zealand

One of the most geographically isolated places in the world, New Zealand has a cool climate that produces grapes with striking acidity. This is why it reigns as the Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world — setting the standard for New World expressions of this white wine. You’ll also find fantastic Pinot Noirs as well as Rieslings and Chardonnays. Shop today for great-value wines from New Zealand in the Philippines.

Explore Wines from New Zealand — the Sauvignon Blanc Capital of the World

The first vines in New Zealand were planted in 1819, although it was only in the 1970s that vineyards really began to develop and wines from New Zealand were exported. The first wine that really took off was Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. It has since set the standard for New World expressions of this wine variety. However, Sauvignon Blanc isn’t the only star in New Zealand.

The cooler maritime climate found on the two islands has proven favorable to a variety of other wines. Most notably: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling. The reason that white wine — with the exception of Pinot Noir — does so well here is that the long and generally cool growing season allows for grapes to mature fully whilst maintaining their acidity. With that being said, Hawke’s Bay - the oldest wine growing region in New Zealand — is known for growing the classic Bordeaux blends: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc.

Nevertheless, because of its label as the Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world, we think New Zealand is a great place for Filipino wine drinkers to explore the world of white wine. Whether you’re a wine lover or just getting into wine, this new world wine country will show the best of the best when it comes to cool climate white wines. Shop our curated selection of wines from New Zealand above and we’ll deliver them to your anywhere in the Philippines. Quality guaranteed.