New Zealand Cuisine
Known as the Pacific Rim Cuisine, New Zealand is popular for its wines, dairy and lamb which are all held in high esteem throughout the world. Indulge in quintessential kiwi foods such as roast lamb, a kiwi favorite! Seafood such as green lipped mussels and oysters are delicacies available here. The Maori Hangi, a traditional earth oven style of cooking, now mainly saved for special occasions, is a delight to watch and eat. The great Kiwi Barbeque also known as Barbie most often happens at homes in the backyard. New Zealand is famous for Pavlova, a dessert topped with cream and fresh fruits.
New Zealand Winery
World renowned for its viticulture and especially when it comes to its award- winning Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir varieties of wine, New Zealand has some of the most incredibly unique wine producing regions. Wine tastings in different regions offers a glimpse of interesting history of wine.
- Brancott Estate – Located in Marlborough region on the South Island is famous for creating the first-ever Sauvignon Blanc in the 1970’s in the region.
- Te Mata Estate located in Hawke’s Bay is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in New Zealand that exports wines to more than 42 different countries.
- Rippon Vineyard in Central Otago is set on Lake Wanaka’s shores and is unique in its bio-dynamic processes that rejects the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in favor of more holistic agricultural practices.