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New Zealand's wine regions extend 1,600km (1,000 miles) from subtropical Northland (36° S) down to Central Otago (46° S), home to the world’s most southerly vineyards. Their vineyards benefit from the moderating effect of a maritime climate (no vineyard is more than 120km, or 80 miles, from the ocean), long sunshine hours and nights cooled by sea breezes.
Most New Zealand wine regions are found on the eastern coastlines of the North and South Islands, in the rain shadow of the mountains, each with its own unique soils and climatic conditions. Within these diverse regions, subregional characteristics shine through and wines are distinguished as being not just from a wine region, but from a subregion and a place.
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