Gisborne is Gold. It is New Zealand's most eastern tip and located closest to the International dateline. It is therefore the first place to see the sunrise. Gisborne sees a high number of sunshine hours and is known as the Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand. The soils include alluvial loams over sandy or volcanic subsoils of moderate fertility. It is both one of New Zealand's oldest and sunniest growing regions.
MARLBOROUGH / HAWKES BAY / CENTRAL OTAGO