What is the most popular wine in New Zealand?


New Zealand produces so many decent wines and you cannot single out a wine to be New Zealand’s most popular wine.

When choosing a wine you should try wines from different wine regions of New Zealand and see which wine suits your palate.

Do not try to buy the most expensive or the cheapest wine, you will find a large number of decent wines in the price range of $15 to $30.

If you are totally new to New Zealand’s wines, we recommend browsing liquormart.co.nz  and sort the wines by best selling and choose any of the top-selling wines based on your budget. 

Here are some of our favorite wines:


Mount Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 750ml


Mt Difficulty’s drink-now Pinot is your classic Central Otago fruit explosion, with all the red and black berry characters released in a soothingly smooth hush of crushed fruit, windblown herbs and subtle spice. A gentle dollop of the good earth seals the deal.

  • Region / Country: Central Otago, New Zealand 
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Food Match: Meat


The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Young at heart the Ned is an iconic symbol of Marlborough. Flavors of passionfruit and grapefruit complement the signature Waihopai minerality. The palate is crisp, fruit-focused, with a sense of liveliness.


  • Region / Country: Marlborough, New Zealand 
  • Varietal:Sauv Blanc
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Food Match: Oysters/ Green Vegetables


Giesen Estate Merlot 750ml


A Merlot with perfumed plum, spice and delicious notes of mocha, a delectable smooth and supple wine.

Fruit for our Giesen Estate Merlot comes from the Hawke’s Bay wine region on the East Coast of the North Island which is known for producing rich, plummy Merlot.

Our fruit is selected predominantly from vineyards in the bridge pa area and gives us ripe fruit flavours, texture and a beautiful deep, dark colour.



  • Region / Country: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand 
  • Varietal: Merlot
  • Volume: 750ml


Waipara Hills Waipara Chardonnay 

Waipara Hills showcase the very best varietals of the South Island regions of New Zealand and Waipara hill chardonnay is one of the best wine of this region.


A bright and elegant chardonnay that delivers a wide array of flavor profiles.


Lifted stone fruit, with attractive white peach aromas and subtle hints of oak, give way to gentle ripe nectarine flavors that complement a well rounded succulent palate.


A versatile wine, pair with seafood, particularly shellfish, white meats or creamy pasta.



  • Region / Country: Waipara Valley, New Zealand 
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Food Match: Sea food, particularly shell fish, white meats, or creamy pasta.

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