Wines from New Zealand
The Ocean Isle Beach Chapter will hold its next wine tasting event for area wine lovers and their guests on May 25th. The theme for this meeting will be “Wines from New Zealand”. This tasting will feature seven wines from various New Zealand regions.
New Zealand extends 1000 miles from sub-tropical Northland to the world’s most southerly grape growing region Central Otago. Vineyards benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate with long sunshine hours and nights cooled by sea breezes. New Zealand wine is distinctive for its purity, vibrancy and intensity. The long ripening period - a result of cool temperatures - allows flavor development while retaining fresh acidity, a balance for which New Zealand wines are renowned.