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RoundAbout Travel - New Zealand

New Zealand’s World-Class Wineries and Restaurants

From gourmet dining, award-winning vineyards and hidden local delicacies your taste buds will thank you after a luxury food journey through New Zealand.

Below we have highlighted the best regions to cover on your food pilgrimage from one end to the other, experience the best food and wine in NZ.


With its rolling hills, native bush and endless bays and beaches make Northland home to some of the nation’s finest culinary fare. The sub tropical climate helps to produce award-winning wines, tasty citrus, olives and succulent seafood.

Hawke’s Bay

As one of the countries warmest and driest regions Hawke’s Bay is a must visit for food and wine lovers. One of the best times to visit the region is during FAWC, the Food and Wine Classic, taking place in both summer and winter the festival celebrates local artisan produce and products.

Wellington Wine Country

At the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is Wairarapa located near Wellington, the region boasts some of the country’s most iconic producers. The internationally acclaimed boutique wines are intensely flavoured and have a wide range of varieties but is more famous for its Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc.


New Zealand’s largest wine region Marlborough is known for its Sauvignon Blanc, with wine buffs coming from around the world to visit the local wineries. Along with delicious wine the area is also known for its green-lipped mussels, the unique delicacies and can be enjoyed straight from the water.

Nelson Tasman

Thanks to the sunny climate the picturesque valley of Nelson Tasman is home to some of NZ’s most intensely flavoured Sauvignon Blan and Chardonnay, as well as vibrant pinot noir. It may be one of the smaller wine regions in the country but Nelson Tasman has reached international acclaim for their high quality wines that stand apart from typical commercial styles.

Canterbury and Kaikoura

You can’t visit the South Island without sampling the delicious crayfish in Kaikoura, relax in the bustling seafood haven at surrounding luxury lodges while sampling the delights. WHile in the area be sure to try the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and fine aromatic wines from the Canterbury area.

Central Otago

Situated among lakes, gorges and surrounding mountains the region of Otago is known for its spectacular vineyards and wineries. Make sure to visit Mt Edward Winery, Two Paddocks and Brennan Wines, all boasting award-winning Pinot Noirs and spectacular views.

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