The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn and share their new experiences with good food and friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.
So you think you know all of the wine regions in New Zealand?
Or - You think you know the most planted grapes varietals in New Zealand?
Take this short wine quiz and find out. A new wine quiz each week.

This Weeks Wine Quiz: How well do you know New Zealand?


Sauvignon Blanc is by far the most widely planted grape varietal in New Zealand, with over 21,000 ha of vines, which is the 'second' most planted white wine grape varietal in NZ?



Pinot Gris

Which of the following is New Zealand's most planted red wine grape varietal?

Cabernet Sauvignon


Pinot Noir

Which of the following is not a wine producing region in New Zealand?




Waipara Valley
How many registered wineries are there in New Zealand as of 2016?




New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is extremely well known and enjoyed around the world, approximately how much of total wine exports from NZ are made up of Sauvignon Blanc?

65% of wine exports

75% of wine exports

85% of wine exports

95% of wine exports
Which of the following countries is the biggest export market by volume for New Zealand wines in 2016?



United Kingdom

United States
Marlborough is by a considerable margin the largest wine region in New Zealand, with over 24,000 ha of vineyards, which is the 'second' largest wine region in New Zealand?

Central Otago


Hawke’s Bay

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in general characteristics, can best be described as?

Intensely floral, oaky and with entwined spicy characters.

Bright and crisp, with passion fruit, citrus, green apple and subtle mineral notes.

Lush and full, with butter characters and vanilla flavours.

Rich and complex, with notes of smoke and tobacco notes.
Central Otago Pinot Noir in general characteristics, can best be described as?

Savoury and earthy with heavy toast, oak and truffle flavours.

Grassy and flinty with green pepper and capsicum flavours.

Fruit-forward and intensely aromatic with cherries, red plums and subtle herb notes.

Richly textured, high in alcohol, and with spicy fruit flavours.
New Zealand has experienced both good and challenging vintages over recent years. Which of the following is regarded as being one of the best vintages right across the country?




Built as a winery back in 1937, which of the following is the 'oldest' boutique winery in Hawke’s Bay?

Brookfields Vineyards

Matawhero Vineyards

Nga Waka Vineyards

Stonyridge Vineyards
Which of the following wine regions in New Zealand is recognised worldwide for producing top quality Bordeaux style red wines?

Central Otago



Waiheke Island
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