I got to wine and dine at Zuma featuring wine by Yealands Wines from New Zealand. Their chief winemaker, Natalie Christensen, was in the house to take us through the wines which included Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. You may not think that modern Japanese would pair well with wine from New Zealand, but it’s the perfect pairing. 🍷
Yealands is located in Awatere Valley, the southernmost, coolest, and driest of Marlborough’s wine region. All of their wines are sustainable. The wines are definitely worth sipping. They are mainly available in restaurants, but making their way to more stores. Be ready!
What I know for sure is that I really want to go to New Zealand to hang out with Nat and drink some among the vines. Cheers!