Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 1999
About the Region
There are more than 700 wineries in New Zealand, reaching from the far northwest to the southern portions of the country. Sauvignon blanc put New Zealand on the wine map, but pinot noir, the Bordeaux varietals, and chardonnay have become increasingly important. Most of the country's producers are small-scale operations, but larger concerns like Nobilo and Cloudy Bay are helping to spread the word about New Zealand wines around the world.