I spent my honeymoon in New Zealand. Not being a big fan of the NZ style sauvignon blanc, and really only knowing about it and some $50 pinot noirs, I didn't have high expectations.
But I did some advanced research and found the Central Otago region on the South Island - known for pinot noir, and to a lesser extent pinot gris, pinot blanc, reisling, etc.
When I got there, WOW. I found not only some of the most beautiful vineyard landscapes I've ever seen, but also many a category of great value wines that I was never aware of. And better yet, there are better prices to be found in the U.S. than NZ -- I'll guess because "other than sauvingon blanc" isn't very popular here, and, there's a recession going on.
So, I'm wondering -- what do y'all think of the Central Otago value wines? $20 pinots? $13 pinot gris? Do you even know what I'm talking about?
Really interested to hear what you have to say....