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									    New Zealand’s Premium
Food & Wine Tourism Experiences




     Product Manual 2009 / 2010
Content

1.0    Introduction ........................................................................................................ 3
2.0    Annual Food and Wine Events ............................................................................. 5
3.0    Food and Wine Trails in New Zealand ................................................................. 6

6.0    Wairarapa
6.1    Wairarapa ................................................................................................................7
6.2    Luxury Vacations New Zealand .............................................................................8
         – Discover Martinborough

7.0    Wellington
7.1    Positively Wellington Tourism ...................................................................................9
7.2    Luxury Vacations New Zealand ...........................................................................10
         – Discover Wellington




Cover image: Supplied by Hawke’s Bay Incorporated.

Disclaimer: Every attempt has been made to ensure this information, on behalf individual businesses is correct at
the time of publication. However it is recommended that you contact individual businesses for further details
and contracting purposes. (June 2009)
1.0 Introduction

Welcome to New Zealand’s premium collection of food and wine tourism experiences desi-
gned specifically for lovers of high quality and regionally distinctive wine and food. This year’s
collection features 52 different premium food and wine experiences around New Zealand
with local tourism experts able to take you closer to the best tastes of their region. Read on
and discover a variety of food and wine experiences that are pre-bookable and delicious!




    WINES...... So fine

In New Zealand, grapes are grown in a wide variety of climates and soils, allowing the
production of a diverse range of styles. There are 10 key wine growing regions and over 580
vineyards throughout New Zealand, of which the majority are small boutique, family-owned
vineyards.



Northland                                           Waikato/Bay of Plenty
New Zealand’s oldest and northernmost               The warm temperate countryside of this
wine region, Northland has warm, sub-               region produces a variety of flavoursome
tropical growing conditions.                        wines.
The boutique vineyards of this region               Sprinkled across the warm, temperate
produce ripe, well-rounded whites – such            Waikato and Bay of Plenty countryside, a
as Chardonnay – and substantial, savoury            small number of vineyards produce wines
Cabernet Merlot blends.                             such as Chardonnays and Cabernet
                                                    Sauvignons, that boast complex, ripe fla-
Auckland                                            vours with moderate acidity.
Although rich with winegrowing history,
Auckland mostly serves as an administra-            Gisborne
tive base for many of New Zealand’s largest         The world’s most easterly wine-growing
wine companies.                                     region, Gisborne is the first to see the sun
As well as its main ‘head-office’ role, the         each day.
region also grows quality wines – rich, ripe        The warm, coastal Gisborne region is
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon; and mouth            renowned       for its  generous,      highly
filling whites such as Chardonnay and Pinot         approachable wines – especially lush, softly
Gris.                                               mouth filling Chardonnays.
Recent attention has been focused on
the acclaimed subregion of Waiheke
Island, as well as emerging subregions such
as Matakana.




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Hawke’s Bay                                       Marlborough
New Zealand’s leading producer of red             New Zealand’s largest wine region,
wines and second largest wine region in the       Marlborough is particularly famous for its
country, Hawke’s Bay has a long, rich heritage    strikingly pungent Sauvignon Blanc.
of fine wine production.                          Abundant sunshine and cool nights also
Aided by a warm, maritime climate and             ensure vibrant complex flavours are
varying landscape, the region excels with         displayed in the region’s other white wines
classic grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet           as well as its Pinot Noir.
Sauvignon, Chardonnay and more recently,          With 85% of the country’s Sauvignon Blanc
Syrah.                                            plantings, Marlborough is New Zealand’s
Other Hawke’s Bay white wine styles include       (some say the world’s) Sauvignon Blanc
weighty, oak aged Sauvignon Blanc with            capital.
ripe tropical fruit and gentle herbaceous
flavours; Gewurztraminer; Pinot Gris; Riesling;   Canterbury (including Waipara)
Chenin Blanc; and Viognier.                       From the valleys to the plains, this region is
                                                  particularly distinguished for its Riesling and
Wairarapa (including Martinborough)               Pinot Noir.
A small wine region with a big reputation.        The Waipara Valley and Canterbury
Wairarapa combines the robustness of the          Plains districts of this dry, southerly, cool
warmer North Island regions with the fresh,       climate region are acclaimed primarily
aromatic intensity, typical of the cooler         for their scented, racy Rieslings and intensely
southern zones.                                   flavoured Pinot Noirs.
The area is best known for its mouth filling,
richly flavoured Pinot Noirs – wines that have    Central Otago
placed Martinborough on the world wine            The dramatic mountain valley vineyards of
map.                                              the world’s most southerly wine region have
                                                  excelled in recent years.
Nelson                                            In particular, the vibrant, cherry-like spicy
The picturesque valley vineyards of Nelson        flavour and velvety texture of Central Otago
benefit from a sunny maritime climate.            Pinot Noir has gained a strong following.
Nelson yields some of New Zealand’s most
freshly    scented,    intensely    flavoured
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling,
as well as vibrant, supple Pinot Noir.



For further information about the New Zealand Food and Wine Tourism Network go to
www.qualitytourism.co.nz




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2.0 Annual Food and Wine Events

Region                    Event                                 Date

Northland                 Whangarei Food and Wine Festival      February

                          Taste of Bay of Islands               September

Auckland                  Devonport Food and Wine Festival      February

                          Waiheke Island Food & Wine Festival   February

                          Savour New Zealand                    May

Waikato & Bay of Plenty   Tauranga Food and Wine Festival       February


Coromandel                Whitianga Scallop Festival            August

Hawke’s Bay               Harvest Hawke’s Bay                   February

Gisborne                  Taste Gisborne Festival               January

Wairarapa                 Toast Martinborough                   November

                          Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival      March

Wellington                Pinot Noir 2010                       February

                          Wellington on a Plate                 August

Marlborough               Wine Marlborough Festival             February

Nelson                    Brightwater Wine and Food Festival    February

West Coast                Hokitika WildFood Festival            March

Canterbury                Canterbury Food and Wine Festival     February

                          Waipara Wine and Food Celebration     March

                          Kaikoura Seafest                      October

Central Otago             Gibbston Harvest Festival             March

                          Clyde Wine & Food Harvest Festival    March/April

                          NZ Cherry Spitting Championships      December




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3.0 Food and Wine Trails in New Zealand

The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

Producing around 70 percent of New Zealand’s annual wine production, the Classic
New Zealand Wine Trail travels some 380 kilometres through the regions of Hawke‘s Bay,
Tararua, Wairarapa (Martinborough), Wellington and Marlborough.



Contact on website:
www.classicwinetrail.co.nz




The table below shows those regions where food and wine trail maps have
been developed for visitors to use. Those food and wine trails that have maps
available online have web site links provided.



 Region             Event

  Northland         http://www.northlandnz.com/food_and_wine/northland_food_wine_trail_map.htm

                    http://www.kumeuwinecountry.co.nz/map.htm
  Auckland          http://www.waihekewine.co.nz/
                    http://www.matakanawine.com/

  Gisborne          http://www.e-c.co.nz/edgenz/GisborneWine/myfiles/winemap-sept-2005.pdf

  Hawke’s Bay       http://hawkesbaynz.com

  Wairarapa         http://www.martinboroughnz.com

  Marlborough       http://www.wine-marlborough.co.nz/documents/WinemakersMapSept07.pdf

  Nelson            http://www.wineart.co.nz/wineries.htm

                    http://www.visitwaimakariri.co.nz/new-zealand/food-wine
  Canterbury
                    and request the new North Canterbury Food and Wine Trail Guide

  Central Otago     http://www.otagowine.com/winetrail/winetrailmap.html




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6.0 Wairarapa


    6.1 Wairarapa

Wairarapa is at the centre of the Classic New
Zealand Wine Trail and just an hour from Wellington
by train or car.

Wairarapa has three winegrowing sub-regions: the
most prominent, Martinborough, has gained an
international reputation as a producer of premium
Pinot Noir. Boutique, family owned estates as well
as larger estates cluster around Martinborough’s
Village Square offering the unique opportunity to
‘walk–the-vineyards’.

Visitors can walk, cycle or take a horse and carriage ride around picturesque Martinborough
and stop at cellar doors year round. Toast Martinborough, New Zealand’s Premier Wine,
Food and Music Festival is held annually on the third Sunday of November attracting
thousands of visitors to celebrate the new vintage. It is a fabulous and memorable day out,
where festival-goers can sample some of the world’s best wines within a charming wine village
atmosphere.

The northern Wairarapa sub-regions of Masterton and Gladstone are developing a reputation
for excellence. This region celebrates in autumn with the Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival in
March each year.

Wairarapa’s quiet country roads lend themselves perfectly to visiting the region’s producers of
handcrafted olive oils, cheese, bread, fruit or gourmet mushrooms. Gourmets will enjoy tasting
at the Wairarapa Farmer’s Market, and stopping at roadside sellers north of Greytown to buy
fruit and vegetables in season.

Charming Greytown is home to an authentic French baker and handcrafted chocolatemakers
and chocolate-therapists ‘Schoc’. Greytown is a popular weekend destination, its beautifully
preserved Victorian main street is packed with boutique shops and restaurants.

Wairarapa’s laid-back atmosphere, premium wine, great food, luxury and boutique
accommodation are a recipe for relaxation.

Contact
Name:          Barbara Hyde
Phone:         +64 (0)6 370 0901
Email:         Barb@wairarapanz.com
Web:           www.wairarapanz.com

Toast Martinborough
Phone:        +64 (0)6 306 9183
Email:        info@toastmartinborough.co.nz
Web:          www.toastmartinborough.co.nz
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       6.2 Luxury Vacations New Zealand

                             Luxury Vacations New Zealand bring together superb locations,
                             exceptional accommodations and exclusive retreats, and the
                             finest and freshest of food and internationally-acclaimed wines
                             to make your client’s holiday downunder the trip of a lifetime.
                             New Zealand is literally heaven-on-earth for anyone who likes to
                             savour award winning wines and fine cuisine. Our fresh and deli-
                             cious product and our innovative approach to all things culinary is
                             the envy of the world. And no delicious meal is complete without
                             that perfectly matched wine or beer, and there is no better place
                             on earth to visit for that perfect match than New Zealand.
We‘ve put together a sample itinerary to tempt your tastebuds. However it would be our
pleasure to plan a tailor-made wine & cuisine package to specifically suit your client’s budget and
requirements.

Contact
Name:            Jo Barry
Phone:           +64 9 537 2325
Address:         PO Box 39397, Howick, Auckland
Email:           jo@luxuryvacationsnz.com
Web:             www.luxuryvacationsnz.com



           Discover Martinborough
           Day 1 – Today arrive at your contemporary and
           classic accommodation at Parehua Country Estate
           where you stay for two nights in a Lakeside Suite. The
           perfect escape, each suite has been individually
           designed and loved, with attention to detail and luxury
           that has to be seen to be believed. Overlooking Parehua’s
           willow-fringed lake your suite with its own entrance,
           sitting area with fireplace and private deck offers a setting
           to indulge and relax. This evening you may like to enjoy dinner at the award-winning
           Tirohana Estate (own expense).
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           Day 2 – After enjoying a home cooked breakfast this morning, depart on your full day
           privately guided tour and explore the celebrated Martinborough Village, driving in
           style to see behind the scenes of premium wine brands and boutique food producers.
           The Martinborough wine region is packed with charm, and is an essential destination
           for those with a palate for fine food and wine. A delicious three course tasting lunch,
           matched with Martinborough wines is included as well today.

           Day 3 – Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before checking out of your accom-
           modation and your arrangements conclude.

           Pricing
           Retail Price:         $1006 per person on a twin share basis. (valid to 30/04/10)
           Duration:             Allow 3 days and 2 nights.
           Note:                 Transport other than stipulated is not included but can be
                                 on request. Additionally accommodation options are flexible
                                 and can be altered to suit your client’s requirements.

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7.0 Wellington


    7.1 Positively Wellington Tourism


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and offers
an unforgettable urban experience in a stunning
natural location. This vibrant city is home to more
than 300 cafés, bars and restaurants and it rivals
the world’s top culinary destinations for flavour and
variety. At the very heart of New Zealand, Welling-
ton is the gateway between the North and South Is-
lands. Whether you’re travelling by land, air or sea,
all roads lead into Wellington – including the Classic
New Zealand Wine Trail self drive touring route.
                                                                                  Credit: Aaron Burgess


Stylish cocktail bars, funky designer shopping, contemporary art galleries, award-winning restau-
rants and cafes – visitors find this and more in Wellington. Nationally recognised as the arts
and culture capital, this boutique harbourside city is bustling and vibrant, yet amazing nature
experiences are only moments from the heart of downtown Wellington.

It‘s a city that hums with creative energy and talent. Courtenay Place is the nightlife capital
of New Zealand, packed with restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas and clubs. The city‘s major
events calendar includes the Montana World of WearableArt Awards Show, the New Zealand
International Arts Festival, Cuba Street Carnival and the NZI Sevens Rugby Tournament – New
Zealand‘s largest fancy dress party.

As the capital city, Wellington tells the stories of New Zealand‘s nationhood and heritage.
It is home to Parliament and also the Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongerewa, a world-
leading and interactive museum that gives an insight into past, present and future.

Fine wine and fine dining are part of the city‘s charm – Wellington is where New Zealand‘s finest
produce comes together on a plate; from nationally awarded restaurants and Michelin-starred
chefs to a weekly food and wine market showcasing local artisan products and producers.
Be immersed in a city of style – spoil yourself in Wellington.



Contact
Name:          Jo Heaton
Phone:         +64 (0) 4 916 1208
Email:         Jo.Heaton@WellingtonNZ.com
Web:           www.WellingtonNZ.com




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           7.2 Luxury Vacations New Zealand

                            Luxury Vacations New Zealand bring together superb locations,
                            exceptional accommodations and exclusive retreats, and the
                            finest and freshest of food and internationally-acclaimed wines
                            to make your client’s holiday downunder the trip of a lifetime.
                            New Zealand is literally heaven-on-earth for anyone who likes to
                            savour award winning wines and fine cuisine. Our fresh and deli-
                            cious product and our innovative approach to all things culinary is
                            the envy of the world. And no delicious meal is complete without
                            that perfectly matched wine or beer, and there is no better place
                            on earth to visit for that perfect match than New Zealand.
We‘ve put together a sample itinerary to tempt your tastebuds. However it would be our
pleasure to plan a tailor-made wine & cuisine package to specifically suit your client’s budget
and requirements.


Contact
Name:             Jo Barry
Phone:            +64 9 537 2325
Address:          PO Box 39397, Howick, Auckland
Email:            jo@luxuryvacationsnz.com
Web:              www.luxuryvacationsnz.com



            Discover Wellington
            Day 1 – Today you arrive and check in to your
            accommodation where you stay for 2 nights. Superbly
            appointed, modern and elegant, the Bolton‘s spacious
            rooms are a perfect setting in which to relax and refocus.
            Your one bedroom suite offers one queen bed, separate
            lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and
            ensuite with separate bath and shower. This evening you
            may like to enjoy dinner at one of Wellington’s favourite
            restaurants, Logan Brown (own expense).

            Day 2 – After enjoying a cooked breakfast this morning, you depart on foot for your
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            exclusive tour and discover some of Wellington’s favourite food places including
            tastings at specialist food stores, as well as meeting baristas chefs and owners. Then
            after a delicious three course tasting lunch with matched New Zealand wines at a top
            restaurant you travel by car to visit a food writer at home and enjoy some delicious
            treats.

            Day 3 – Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before checking out of your
            accommodation and your arrangements conclude.

            Pricing
            Retail Price:         $930 per person on a twin share basis. (valid to 30/04/10)
            Duration:             Allow 3 days and 2 nights.
            Note:                 Transport other than stipulated is not included but can be
                                  on request. Additionally accommodation options are flexible
                                  and can be altered to suit your client’s requirements.


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