The Latest Kiwi Wines Here to Enjoy in BC |
Did you know the first recorded planting of grapevines in New Zealand was at the Bay of Islands in 1819? Wine was being made by Scottish, French, and Croatians making a new life in New Zealand. But powdery mildew, phylloxera, and prohibitionists together brought a halt to wine production. Thirty years ago, there were fewer than 100 New Zealand wineries, and today there are now over 670.