Beyond the Cloudy Bay
Cool Climate Viticulture in New Zealand
by Nic Dumergue
Sep 2000 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Located deep in the South Pacific, the island nation of New Zealand is in a very unique location for the cultivation of grapes for wine production. Unlike its closest neighbor Australia, to the west, New Zealand does not enjoy endless hours of sunshine and warm ripening conditions, due partly to the contrast in landmass size and also the more southerly location.New Zealand is approximately the size of Great Britain yet smaller than California with a population of less than 4 million people....
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