This resource is your gateway to discovering the many Artisanal vineyards of the South Island, New Zealand. Many of which are hand crafting unique wines of character and style, often with a strong interest in organic and biodynamic farming practices.
There are also recommendations on cafes and restaurants to visit, accommodation options in each South Island wine region, and guided New Zealand wine tours.
The South Island of New Zealand is a 'must-visit' for all food and wine explorers. It is one of the most scenically stunning destinations in the world, and has established itself as one of the world's great wine producing regions.
While many wine lovers have heard of Marlborough's. wonderful classic Sauvignon Blancs, explore below the surface and you will discover many other fine New Zealand wines and producers throughout the South Island.
No visit to a wine region is complete without trying the local cuisine.
New Zealand has come a long way in the last 15 years, and now travellers are spoilt for choice with many great restaurants and cafes to discover, with exquisite cuisine to match with New Zealand wine.
We aim to provide suggestions on restaurants and cafes that not only produce great food, but also know their wines and support local produce.
We are visiting and researching each region in order to offer suggestions on accommodation, from premium luxury lodges, to quirky affordable back packers.
And why not explore each South Island wine region yourself, to find some great places to stay, visit the country towns, meet the people, discover the vineyards or just relax and join a guided wine tour.