Book Guide to touring NZ wineries


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Celebrated New Zealand Wine Connoisseur JOËLLE THOMSON takes you on a tour throughout eight picturesque New Zealand wine regions with the sole intention of providing the travelling New Zealander factual and up to date information of all the wineries in the regions, including activities, maps, suggested itineraries, wine tasting, best local restaurants and accommodation.

Learn about the top producers in each one and also what makes each vineyard worth visiting.

Wine is best consumed by having fun and enjoying the company of family and friends. In the last 20 years, New Zealand has emerged as one of the leading wine producers in the world and has garnered an enviable award-winning reputation for superb Pinot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

This informative and beautifully illustrated book covers all the top wine regions in New Zealand:

    1. Northland, Auckland and Waiheke Island
    1. Gisborne
    1. Hawke’s Bay
    1. Martinborough
    1. Nelson
    1. Marlborough
    1. North Canterbury
  1. Central Otago

Joelle Thompson is a journalist, wine writer and author. She has judged at wine shows regularly since 1995 – mostly in New Zealand but also in Australia and South Africa. Joelle is currently working as both a wine writer (NZ Winegrower, Drinksbiz, Capital and Good magazines) and as a wine advisor at Regional Wines & Spirits, Joelle writes and tastes wines from around the world on an (almost) daily basis. Having written her first wine column in 1994 she is the author of 16 wine books (published by New Holland and Harper-Collins), including 10 annual best-selling wine guides.