We have the 101 on wine matches for your staple NZ activities this spring/summer.

 1. Evening Wine on the Deck –

We Kiwis love a relaxing wine on the deck at the end of a long day, and a great match for this is a
classic Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir; smooth, and not too heavy, it’s a fantastic before-bed wind down.
If reds aren’t your thing, then go for a Chardonnay; buttery oaky goodness gives it the relaxing summer vibes you’re craving.

2. BBQ on the Beach:

If you’re firing up the barbie, you can’t go past a Syrah. A light, fruity red with a bit of spice, makes for a perfect pairing with grilled foods – trust us – this is the one to go for!
But if you’re looking for something lighter, go for a Rosé. It’s a pretty safe match for a variety of grilled meats/veggies, and a solid crowd pleaser. And nothing says spring/summer quite like a Rosé. (Just don’t forget the chilly bin)!

3. Drinks and Nibbles with the Girls:

Getting out the cheese and crackers? Sauvignon Blanc is your go-to here. The fruity acidity of the sav balances with the creamy cheeses and dips, and matches the lightness of the occasion. And for extra fun – make it a Bubbly Sav!

4. A Home-made Feed:

Meal at the neighbours? Then go for a Merlot Malbec; it’s a bit heavier, so can handle the richness of a Sunday Roast, or big-flavoured meal.
Or if you want to play it safe, then pick up a Pinot Gris. It’s a versatile wine that matches well with most meats and sauces. And even spicy dishes!


So now you can look like a wine pro this spring-summer season! We truly hope that you enjoy whatever plans you have (safely in your bubbles of course)!
All wines listed above are available from our online store. If you have any questions, please get in touch at hello@katahiwines.com.

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