NEW ZEALAND: THE FARAWAY TERROIRS
The world most beautiful and unusual vineyards
An episode from the series ON THE WINE ROAD
The country of the "long white cloud" is better known for its sheeps and rugby team than for its wine. Even if local production is small it is well regarded and New Zealand is as well known to tourists for its spectacular landscapes as to oenologists for the quality of its wines.
It all started recently, in 1973, but the geographical situation, the climate and the know-how of a handful of men and women have uncorked great results.
The number of estates have tripled in less than 10 years, which sets this industry among the most flourishing in the country.