New Zealand Red Wines are intense, expressive, complex, and powerful. There are three main blends found in New Zealand red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. Others, such as Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc are made here, although it is much less often. After the Hawkes Bay experienced success in the 1960s from McWilliams, and then again in the 1980s with Te Mata Estate, Red Wine production in New Zealand began to flourish. As techniques were developed and adapted for New Zealand’s climate, there was a rise in Merlot and Bordeaux-style grape planting that continues today.

The early production of reds such as Pinot noir was precarious in New Zealand due to its climate. However, after planting in the Central Otago region, the production of Pinot noir really took off. Many award winning Pinot noirs now come from this region, popular for its fruit-driven, forward, and early maturing in the bottle. New Zealand Pinot noirs are notable for their great complexity, with earthy and savory flavours. According to the Wine Encyclopedia, “New Zealand Pinot noir is rapidly developing its own distinctive style, often with deeper colour, purer fruit and higher alcohol… it is a testament to the skill and craft of New Zealand producers that poor examples are infrequently encountered.” New Zealand Red wine production is in high demand due to its distinctive flavour and quality.

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alexandra, wine, company, alex gold, pinot, wine, 2014

Alexandra Wine Company Alex Gold Pinot Noir 2014

$28.99 $25.99 NZD
alexandra, wine, company, davishon, pinot, noir, 2013

Alexandra Wine Company Davishon Pinot Noir 2013

$35.99 $32.49 NZD
ant, moore, pinot, noir, wine, 2016

Ant Moore Pinot Noir 2016

$25.99 $23.49 NZD
askerne, estate, dessert, cabernet, 2011

Askerne Estate Dessert Cabernet 2011

$21.99 $19.49 NZD
askerne, estate, pinot, noir, wine, 2015

Askerne Estate Pinot Noir 2015

$22.99 $20.49 NZD
askerne, estate, rose, 2016

Askerne Estate Rose 2016

$21.99 $19.49 NZD
askerne-estate-syrah-2013

Askerne Estate Syrah 2013

$22.99 $20.49 NZD
ata, rangi, crimson, pinot, wine, 2016

Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2016

$36.99 $32.99 NZD
ata, rangi ,pinot, noir, wine, 2014

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2014

$87.99 $69.99 NZD
aurum, wines, , pinot, noir, wine, 2015

Aurum Estate Pinot Noir 2015

$38.99 $32.99 NZD
babich, wines, irongate, cabernet, wine, 2014

Babich Wines Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2014

$35.99 $32.49 NZD
babich, wines, organic, pinot, wine, 2014

Babich Wines Organic Pinot Noir 2014

$35.99 $32.49 NZD
brightwater, vineyard, merlot, wine, 2014

Brightwater Vineyard Merlot 2014

$29.99 $26.99 NZD
brightwater, vineyard, pinot, noir, wine, 2014

Brightwater Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

$34.99 $31.49 NZD
brightwater, vineyard, rose, wine, 2016

Brightwater Vineyard Rose 2016

$24.99 $22.49 NZD
cable, bay, vineyards, pinot,awatere, valley, wine, 2014

Cable Bay Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2014

$25.99 $23.49 NZD
cable, bay, vineyards, syrah,waiheke, island, wine, 2015

Cable Bay Waiheke Island Syrah 2015

$43.99 $36.99 NZD
carrick, wines, excelsior, pinot,central, otago, wine, 2013

Carrick Wines Excelsior Pinot Noir 2013

$96.99 $86.99 NZD
carrick, wines, unravelled, pinot,central, otago, wine, 2016

Carrick Wines Unravelled Pinot Noir 2016

$29.99 $26.99 NZD
collaboration, argent, cabernet, sauvignon, wine, 2011

Collaboration Argent Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

$42.99 $38.49 NZD