New Zealand Wine Guide (2nd Ed)

This book appeals to wine enthusiasts as well as those looking to develop their professional wine knowledge.



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 environment for growing grapes. 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 wine regions where 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 breathtaking photographs dramatically illustrate vineyard life in these beautiful winegrowing regions of New Zealand.

This revised 2nd edition of The New Zealand Wine Guide is a concise and accessible guide for people wishing to discover New Zealand’s rich and distinctive world of wine.

The New Zealand Wine Guide 2nd edition is the Winner of the Gourmand Awards national competition for New Zealand, in category W1´8 Wine Tourism and category W3-3 Wine Photography .


Bob Campbell MW

More than just a wine guide - There’s a useful and enlightening section on viticulture, a wine drinker’s guide to major (and many minor) grape varieties, a guide to winemaking and even a no-nonsense and very lucid section on evaluating wine plus a history of wine and hospitality in New Zealand - Highly Recommended.

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Joelle Thomson

Its layout is easy to digest, broken up with images, full colour photographs and explanatory captions, covering everything from the seasons of the vineyard, soil types and their importance, pests and diseases, pruning, vine trellising and key grape varieties to phylloxera, regions, wine tasting and how to describe components of wine from colour to condition and flavours.

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