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Taste your way through Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington and Marlborough - a journey that takes you through regions accounting for more than 80% of New Zealand's wine production.
Travelling the Classic Wine Trail gives you the opportunity to enjoy the local wine specialties as well as compare the subtleties of regional variations.
Hawke's Bay is New Zealand’s largest premium red wine producing region – think complex Cabernet Merlots, Francs and Syrah. It's also the place to run through orchards full of fruit.
Travelling South on State Highway 2, you’ll end up in the Wairarapa, where outstanding winemakers produce world-acclaimed Pinot Noir – that’s Burgundy to Old World wine drinkers.
Just a little further down the road you’ll arrive in the coolest little capital Wellington, known for its vibrant arts scene, beer, cocktails and really good coffee as well as offering menu after menu of culinary creativity.
Last but not least, with a cruise across the Cook Strait, there’s no wine in the world that tastes like Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough – a perfect match for local scallops and green-lipped mussels.