Chur Bro! Or ‘cheers’ (as the Kiwis say) from Marlborough, New Zealand. The land that sees more sunlight than any other place in the world also happens to be home to the world’s most aromatic, zestiest wines. Thanks to lower temps that preserve a grape’s acidity, combined with low rainfall and free-draining, moderately fertile soil, varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc can ripen to perfection. Resulting in bright, delicious citrus flavors, like passionfruit and white peach.
A pioneering spirit and a passion for adventure, New Zealanders are known for being friendly, inventive and genuine. Their radiant personalities and unique individuality add color and spirit to the country, making it a place like no other. Much like the Ponga Sauvignon Blanc, they are bright and full of zest, joy and charm.
Steeped in a history of illumination, legend has it that the Māori tribe used the silvery underside of the Ponga leaf fronds to catch the moonlight and unearth a glow that guided their way through the forest. The Ponga leaf is not only the national emblem of New Zealand, it also represents new life and new beginnings to the country’s indigenous people.