Classic New Zealand Wine Trail
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail serves up fantastic food and wine along the signposted 380km (240 mile) touring route. The drive links three of New Zealand’s leading wine regions that account for more than 70% of the country’s wine production and has a reputation as one of the world’s best food and wine touring experiences.
Travellers are taken off the beaten track, through five of New Zealand’s most interesting and scenic regions, offering wild beaches to rolling farmland. Every region on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail has its food and wine specialties. Hawke’s Bay will win you over with stylish reds, sexy chardonnays and orchards full of fruit; Wairarapa will woo you with pinot noir, pinot gris and a plethora of delicious eateries; the city of Wellington offers menu after menu of culinary creativity, as well as a robust coffee culture; and Marlborough will introduce you to the world’s best sauvignon blanc – a perfect match for local scallops and green-lipped mussels.
Travelling the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail provides the opportunity to taste the breadth of New Zealand wine, accompanied by regional cuisine. With more than 300 eateries in Wellington and 100 cellar doors along the journey, it’s no wonder it’s a renowned gourmet holiday.