is the gourmet province. You'll find wherever you go that the locally
produced food is of world-class standard. Marlborough is known the
world over as the home of award-winning Sauvignon Blanc.
it either at one of the numerous restaurants from the Marlborough
Sounds to Picton
to Havelock to Kaikoura, or visit a winery
and enjoy fine food while you sip fine wine.
Marlborough has the full range of food providers to please any
palate, from fully licensed restaurants to local taverns offering
informal bistro meals and small café-style eateries.
Wine and Food Festival
The Marlborough Wine and Food festival is now an established show-case
for the region's bounty and draws people from all over the world to
taste and see for themselves the excellence that is Marlborough.
Marlborough is the largest wine growing region in New Zealand. Currently
there are more than 9000 hectares of vineyards. Predominant varieties
grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, riesling, pinot noir, pinot
gris, and Gewurztraminer.
original grape plantings were on the southern fringes of the plain,
but have since spread across the landscape onto the river flats
of the Rapaura district, west to the Waihopai and lower Wairau and
further south into the Awatere Valley.
From these plantings has come a string of national and international
awards, vindicating the region's excellence in producing both still
and sparkling wines. The jewel in the Marlborough crown is undoubtedly
its sauvignon blanc wines, critically acclaimed as among the best
in the world.
Those same climatic and soil qualities that ensure the success
of the region's wines, also help to produce fine fruits and vegetables,
seafoods, meats, and dairy products which have collectively earned
Marlborough the title "Gourmet Province of New Zealand."
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