As one of the most newest countries on Earth, New Zealand is less than 800 years old. However, the food and wine grown on the land is becoming one of the best in the world. The island provides mixed cuisines that celebrate Asian, European, and Polynesian taste. The classic wine trail also stretches from the capital city to the region of Hawke’s bay.
Here are the top three places to eat in New Zealand.
Despite the cool climate, the area of Hawke’s bay is not the largest part of the Classic Wine Trail. The area is known for the food mecca with tons of gourmet dining with artisanal producers and local foods.
The Craggy Range is known for its surrounding scenery and wine. Known as the sleeping giant, the wine region produces Sophia, a Cabernet and Merlot mix as well as a mineral Chardonnay called les Beaux Cailloux.
Also visit the Bellatino’s Food Market as the market is open seven days a week with fresh organic produce like kiwifruit, free-range eggs, and ready-made foods.
Located outside of Wellington, the Wairarapa region offers the perfect getaway from the city. Here you can enjoy the local wines with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean tapas.
Head to Schoc Chocolates for a chocolate experience as the small cottage offers unusual combinations that blend with pleasure and health benefits with organic and local ingredients. Lavender’s Green is a farm to table experience as you will find cordials, curds, and chutneys made from site.
As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is known for its world-class dining with over 300 cafes and restaurants to explore. You can find everything from quaint cafes to award-wining gourmet dining. Just don’t forget to visit the local market for fresh ingredients.
Don’t forget to grab a taste of Bohemein Fresh Chocolate as handcrafted chocolates are made with unique ingredients like Pineapple Black Pepper Ganache.
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