This unique guide presents for the first time an objective and market-tested appraisal of the elite wines and wineries of New Zealand. Adapting the tried and trusted classification system first devised in Bordeaux in 1855, author Keith Stewart has identified those New Zealand wines that have held their value over time and vintage, the one sure measure of quality. Region by region, winery by winery, wine by wine, this book explains the history, geography and technology behind New Zealand's greatest labels. Well indexed and beautifully illustrated with images by renowned wine-maker and photographer Kevin Judd, The Great Wines of New Zealand is the essential wine guide for all discerning consumers.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION; Classifying Wine - A Marketing History; New Zealand Wine - A Basis for Quality; The Whakararangi Classification of Wines; THE ELITE WINERIES OF NEW ZEALAND; Auckland, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Martingborough, Nelson, Marlborough, Waipara, Central Otago, The Minor Reserves; APPENDICES; Summary of Wines by Category; Glossary of Terms; Index of Wineries and Vineyard