Whether you want to just tour the amazing vineyards in New Zealand or you want to find somewhere to invest your money, you can have a great time exploring everything that the country’s wine regions have to offer.
Touring The Wineries
There are wineries to be found on both the North and South Islands of New Zealand and between them, they produce a vast number of different wine varieties. Some of them have more than just wine to offer though – look out for those that have olive groves, restaurants and function suites. In most cases sadly they don’t accept canadian echecks but there are plenty of other ways to pay for tours and stocking up on a few bottles of excellent quality wine to take home with you.
A bit of research in advance will show you which varieties of wine are grown in which areas and which wineries specialise. Remember that not all wineries can produce all varieties – they are governed by the type of soil and climate they have so if you have a preference for Sauvignon Blanc, for example, you will need to consider where the wineries are that produce this type when planning your itinerary.
Touring to Invest
If you would like to invest your hard-earned cash in a winery or even develop your own winery, a tour of the vineyards is a really good way to find out what you need to be doing. Most of the wineries offer wine tastings and will give you a tour of the facilities, explaining to you the whole wine production process from start to finish. This will provide you with a good idea of what is involved if you want to start your own facility. Undoubtedly the good news is that New Zealand is filled with land that can be put to good use in this way, so finding somewhere to start your own winery should not be a problem.
You need to undertand that starting a vineyard from scratch is a lot of hard work. You can’t begin a vineyard one year and expect to produce a globally successful wine the next. For those entrepreneurs who like the idea of getting involved in a vineyard, but are concerned about getting it off the ground, buying a winery that is already established may be a better option. Some wineries will be looking for people to invest too, so it might also be possible to secure a share of an existing business but leave the nuts and bolts of the day to day running of the place.
Wine experts do consider that New Zealand is a great place to invest in a vineyard. This is because they believe that other parts of the world, such as Australia and California, will find it hard to maintain their wine production when hotter temperatures arrive as a result of climate change.
It is important to remember that if you want to buy land in New Zealand for horticulture use, there are restrictions on how much you can buy. However, some of the world’s top wines are produced in a relatively small amount of space, so this should not be considered to be an obstacle.
No matter what your aims are when you explore the vineyards in New Zealand, you will have an enjoyable time. The wines here are first class, and you are sure to get a warm welcome from the winery owners.