Marlborough and Central Otago might grab much of New Zealand's winemaking limelight, and for good reason. But a tiny wine region an hour outside of Christchurch, described as a "hidden secret" by one winemaker, is working to raise its profile.
While sales slide in the UK, Champagne corks are popping in the US, Canada and Mexico, where a thirst for the fizz is driving the export growth of the category.
New Zealand Winegrowers will once again be pitching up at ProWein, this time to shine a light on the increasing diversity of New Zealand Pinot Noir.
The owner of a winery that is now at the forefront of biodynamic winemaking in New Zealand admits she thought of the practice as "witchcraft" when she and her husband first started applying its methods.