New Zealand may only produce 1% of the world’s wine, but its reputation is far mightier, with inimitable Sauvignon Blancs and impressive Bordeaux-style red blends enjoyed the world over. The country is a remote destination in itself (1,000 miles away from its nearest neighbour, Australia), and the Craggy Range estate is more secluded still, nestled under the towering shadow of the ancient Te Mata Peak.
Number 11 on the list and our Australasian continent winner, this luxurious valley retreat boasts private lodges with river views, immaculate gardens sprinkled with sculptures, a fine dining restaurant, and a neighbourhood bistro in the nearby village of Havelock North. From vineyards across Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Martinborough, the Craggy Range wines are pure, refined, sometimes intense and best tasted alongside tales of the Te Mata Giant. Stays here are elegant yet homely, and rightly dominated by the unspoiled, sweeping landscape.
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