Food & Wine in New Zealand
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Luxury Food and Wine Tours in New Zealand
Taste your way from North to South Island with a gourmet food and wine tour of New Zealand. Follow a wine trail through the country’s verdant wine regions, sampling blends and bites from cellar doors and winery restaurants. Cycle the vines or opt for a private driver as you taste Marlborough’s world-renowned Sauvignon Blanc, Hawke’s Bay Syrah and Martinborough and Otago’s award-winning Pinot Noir. Visitors can take tours of microbreweries, including Monteith’s on the West Coast.
With over 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand boasts some of the world’s most succulent seafood. Taste crayfish in Kaikoura, mussels in Marlborough and oysters in Southland. New Zealand has a thriving dairy industry and its cheeses are excellent – savour aged, blue and soft cheeses, as well as delicious ice-cream, blended with local fruits.
No food tour of New Zealand would be complete without trying the ancient local method of cooking – a hāngī – a ‘roast dinner’ cooked in the earth using hot rocks and shared communally. Take home a gift of the famous Manuka honey – which has natural antibacterial qualities.