The Book


The spectacular growth of New Zealand’s wine industry has attracted worldwide attention. Never far from the sea, New Zealand’s long warm summers with cool nights provide a unique grape growing environment. Wine lovers, captivated by the brightness of fruit aromas displayed in each glass of New Zealand wine; are eager to learn more about the grape varieties and the unique wine regions they come from.

Celia Hay, Director of the New Zealand School of Food and Wine and well-respected wine educator, explains in detail about New Zealand’s wine regions, significant grape varieties and wines produced.

A selection of local maps, explanations of vine growing and winemaking processes, illustrated with helpful photographs and diagrams, makes this book an invaluable resource. Also included, are extensive recommendations of wines to taste that express the different styles of winemaking and their regional character.

Kevin Judd’s breath-taking photographs give depth and dramatically illustrate vineyard life in these beautiful winegrowing regions of New Zealand.

New Zealand Wine Guide is a concise and accessible guide for people wishing to discover New Zealand’s rich and distinctive world of wine. 

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Interview on Breakfast: Celia Hay, July 2015 from NZ School of Food & Wine on Vimeo.

Click here to listen to Celia Hay's Interview on Sunday Morning Radio: July 2015