Major growing regions in New Zealand and their Best Known Wines:
Auckland - Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
Bay of Plenty - Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc
Canterbury/Waipara Valley - Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling
Central Otago - World's southern most wine region with three-quarters being planted with Pinot Noir. Other wines include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling
Gisborne - Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris
Hawke's Bay - Second largest wine growing region, known for Bordeaux blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, as well as Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
Marlborough - The largest and most important wine region in New Zealand. Mostly know for Sauvignon Blanc, but also produces Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Pinot Noir.
Nelson - Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer
Northland - Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Pinotage and Chambourcin
Waikato - Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
Wairarapa - Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris