While New Zealand winemaking lacks the centuries of experience the Italians or French possesses, they do not lack for quality and compare favourably with their counterparts across the globe.
While New Zealand wineries are high quality and keep getting better, some wines are worthy of notoriety. The following is a list of just a few.
The Most Notable Whites
The Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, 2006
Sauvignon Blanc is always a winning choice to refresh the palate after one of the numerous meals a casino offers and this is one of the best.
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay, 2005
As an after-dinner ambience, many consider a chardonnay.
Astrolabe Pinot Gris, 2006
Good anytime, a Pinot Gris of this quality can bring a smile even when your luck isn’t as good as you would like.
The Most Notable Reds
Delta Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2005
One of the best reds available, its rich bouquet and deep flavour always enhances the excellent New Zealand beef found in every casino.
Villa Maria Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot, 2004
Hawke’s Bay is an up-and-coming winery gaining recognition worldwide and the rich red is one of the reasons. As with all reds, the hearty bouquet appeals even before the taste.
Wooing Tree Central Otago Pinot Noir 2005
I just like the idea of having something come from the Wooing Tree to keep me smiling at the gaming tables but it is also a superb Pinot Noir.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, 2006
This white is as bold as the commercials recommending this great vintage.
Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay, 2006
If you’ve never tried an unoaked wine this one is necessary and makes a great conversation starter at the tables.
These and many more are available at the major New Zealand casinos and can be had to enjoy at home, at your leisure. Whether gaming in the casino or playing poker or Online Pokies in an online casino, Wine Circle is your guide to the best wines from this stunningly gorgeous nation.