White Wine NZ

Browse our wide range of white wines from New Zealand and around the world. Within white wine you will find a wide range of flavours, from the rich and robust to something light, sweet and delicate.

If you’re not sure which white wine to choose, we are here to help. This white wine guide can help you narrow down your options, but you can always contact us if you want to know before placing your online order.

We have beautiful international and New Zealand white wine selections to suit every palate. From classic Pinot Gris to fresh Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, and much more! See all our white wines or see our White Wine Case carefully picked by our dedicated staff.

White Wine NZ

Your guide to Buy Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Gris Online

Dry White Wines

Dry white wines have bold fruit flavours, without the sugary sweetness. If you’re looking for a dry white wine, you might like:

Chardonnay

Chardonnayis usually aged in oak barrels, giving this white wine a pale lemon or gold colour. Aging Chardonnay in an oak barrel can also add a buttery flavour and texture to the wine. You may also find flavours of vanilla, with wooden or nutty aromas.

Dry Riesling

Rieslingis most famous as one of New Zealand’s sweeter white wine varieties, but you can find dry Rieslings that are full of flavour. For example, Rieslings made in Marlborough can be more full-bodied and dry, with only a hint of sweetness.

Medium White Wines

Striking a balance between dry and sweet white wines, medium white wines are slightly sweet when you first taste them, have lots of fruit flavours and a rich, slightly sweet aftertaste. To help you find a medium white wine, look for “medium” or “off dry” on the label.

Medium Riesling

To help you find a more medium Rieslinginstead of a sweet variety, choose one made in a cooler climate like Marlborough or Canterbury. South Island Rieslings are usually less sweet than North Island Rieslings. A Medium Riesling is crisp, and full of lemon and lime citrus, and green apple flavours.

Medium Pinot Gris

For a more balanced Pinot Gris, look for one made in the cooler climates of New Zealand’s South Island. A medium Pinot Gris tends to have a textured mouthfeel, with flavours apple, pear, honeysuckle, spice and bread.

Medium White Wines

Medium Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminermade in New Zealand can be very fragrant, with aromas of rose petals, lychee, cinnamon and ginger. Classic medium Gewürztraminer flavours include ripe stone fruit, sweet citrus and quince notes.

Sauvignon Blanc

One of New Zealand’s most popular white wines. Sauvignon Blanc can be a very fruity white wine, with tropical fruit flavours like passionfruit, guava, and fresh cut grass. While Sauvignon Blanc in the North Island is generally sweeter, the South Island’s cooler climate can create more vibrant fruit flavours.

Chardonnay

For a more light-bodied, more fruity Chardonnay compared to one that has more oak and butter-like flavours, look for one produced in Marlborough or Central Otago.

Sweet White Wines

If you prefer sweeter varieties of wine, look for words like “Noble”, “Late Harvest”, “Late Pick” and “Botrytis”. They all refer to the way the wine is made. Because the grapes end up with more natural sugars inside them, they produce a sweeter white wine.

Sweet Riesling

The sweeter Riesling varieties make it a wonderful white wine for summer. Within sweet Riesling you can find crisp apple and rose blossom, to zesty lemon and stone fruit flavours like peach.

Sweet Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris is generally less acidic than Riesling and is more likely to be barrel aged. Aging Pinot Gris in wood barrels adds a waxy mouthfeel, plus bread and honeysuckle flavours.

Sweet Gewürztraminer

Like Riesling? You might also be a fan of Gewürztraminer. Gewürztraminer’s signature characteristic is a unique spicy cinnamon-like flavour, plus it can also have aromas of lychee and rose petals.

Sweet Sauvignon Blanc

Typically, Sauvignon Blanc produced in the North Island of New Zealand has sweeter red capsicum and gooseberry flavours, lush passionfruit, tropical fruit like melon, nectarine and other stone fruit flavours.

With our range of locally made, and imported white wines, you’ll find something to enjoy with dinner, that special occasion, or a casual drink with friends. Order today, and we can deliver your favourite white wine anywhere in New Zealand, direct to your door.

New Zealand’s white wine growing regions

Marlborough

New Zealand’s largest white wine region has low rainfall and consistently high sunshine hours which helps build bold flavours. For classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc try the fresh and tropical Babich, Rapaura Springs full of citrus and guava, or lime and grapefruit flavours of Pretty Paddock. You can find your next favourite Marlborough white wine at our online store.

white wine growing regions

Hawke's Bay

The temperate, warmer climate of Hawke’s Bay produces a riper, more rounded style white wine with lower acidity and rich tropical flavours. The diversity of sites and soil types in Hawke’s Bay can produce white wines with higher acidity and crispness. For a lighter, sweeter Hawe’s Bay Chardonnay, try Beach House.Brookfieldsproduce a softer, fruitier Chardonnay. The Babich Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay has a creamy palette filled with melon and peach.

Canterbury

Our local region of Canterbury is renowned for aromatic expressions and fruity white wines. The Crater Rim in North Canterbury produce a deliciously bright Sauvignon Blanc, while Main Divide’s Sauvignon Blanchas aromas of passionfruit and lychees. For an aged, oaky Canterbury Chardonnay, Lone Goat produce a wonderfully fruity, creamy white wine.

Central Otago

While Central Otago is famed for robust reds, the southerly region also produces lovely white wines. For orchard fruit, pear and nectarine, try the Maori Point Pinot Gris.For a textured, creamy, almost spicy white wine, check out the Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris.

Wine Divine has the white wine to bring that touch of class to your day. Have your pick from our extensive white wine range including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay. Order today, and we can deliver straight to your door.

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