“New Zealand promises to be very favourable to the vine, as far as I can judge at present of the nature of the soil and climate. Should the vine succeed, it will prove of vast importance in this part of the globe.” – Rev. Samuel Marsden
Fast forward 200 years, and New Zealand Winegrowers celebrated with an industry event including a ceremonial re-planting at Kerikeri’s historic Stone Store.
This was followed by a regional wine tasting and dinner on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds – in one of our beautiful clear marquees.