Those who are avid wine drinkers, are always on the search for a quality fine wine. Some of the best fine wines can be found in Marlborough, New Zealand. What exactly sets these wines apart from the many others on the market? It starts with the history of the wine in Marlborough. There has been a history of wine in Marlborough reaching as far back as the 1800s, however, the rest of the world did not take notice of the wine that was being produced in the area until around the 1970s. The use of the fine grapes is the first step in making wine that is considered some of the best in the country. The region uses only those grapes that have reached full maturity. The climate of the area helps tremendously in producing these grapes. The area is located on the east coast so the climate is relatively cool and dry, which allows the grapes to mature slowly, which means that the flavour of the grape is at its best when it becomes time to pick the grapes. The soil of the area also affects the wine since it affects the growth of the grapes. When it does rain, the soil dries quickly so there is no affect on the grapes whatsoever, which means that the Marlborough area is what other places try to strive to be, however, none really come close.

The Sauvignon Blanc wines is considered the finest wine that is produced in Marlborough. In fact, this wine has won various awards from all over the world for its taste that is categorized as a crisp and dry taste. This wine is categorized as the best summer wine that people can drink because of the taste that it offers with most summer foods, particularly cheese and fish products. Though the Sauvignon Blanc is the wine that created the popularity for Marlborough, they still produce other white and red wines that are just as equally beloved. There are around fifteen different wineries located in Marlborough that produce some of the finest wines that the world loves to drink.

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The Golden Mile Pinot Noir is considered one of the best Pinot Noir wines that are produced in the area. The winery as to where this is produced is the Domaine Georges Winery. The taste of this wine is categorized as a smooth taste with hint of red berries and a dash of chocolate that is enough to entice any sweet lover. The 2006 Drylands Merlot is also a great wine that people from all over the world like to indulge in. This is produced by the Drylands Winery and is characterized as having a smooth taste that consists of plums and red berried with just a hint of mocha and oak.

For those that are interested in other kinds of wines, they can be found in Marlborough, as the region produces almost any kind of wine that a person could want to have in their home or restaurant. The Allan Scott Winery produces some of the best Riesling that can be found anywhere in the world. The taste is defined as one that is rich in berry flavours with the slight hint of honey, but with enough zip to it so that people know that they are drinking a fine wine.

With as many wineries that are located in and throughout Marlborough, it is not hard for someone to find a wine that they adore, even the most pickiest wine drinker will find something that they love to drink in this area. Most of the wineries in the area do offer taste tastings, so that people cannot only see the wine process, but get a glimpse of what all the hype is about.

Always drink in moderation.

Copyright Peter Mathers, Wellington, New Zealand 2010