The number of wineries in New Zealand has rapidly grown over the last 15 years. There are now over 430 wineries, located from the far north to the deep south of the country. New Zealand's wine industry has focused on producing extremely high quality wines. The success of this approach can be seen in the success New Zealand wines have gained at international competitions.
The geographical and climatic diversity of New Zealand means that wine producers can produce a wide range of wine styles.