Buy Canterbury Wines Online
The fourth largest wine region of New Zealand, Canterbury spans across nearly 200 km of the South Island's eastern coastline. This cool-climate wine region has the magnificent Alps to its west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. The first vineyards of Canterbury were planted in 1978 on the Canterbury Plains. Canterbury boutique wine producers craft elegant and expressive Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and aromatic wines. With its cool and dry climate, high sunshine and long growing season, the grapes of this region produce wines with full varietal expression. Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are widely planted in Canterbury's subregions. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are other varieties doing good within the region.