The North Canterbury wine region is less than a fifty-minute drive from Christchurch city or the airport. Despite this youâ€™ll find yourself in the rolling foothills of the Southern Alps, amongst braided rivers, vineyards and only minutes away from the Pacific Ocean. The uniqueness of this mediterranean-style landscape means we grow an abundance of food and wine. However, we donâ€™t cultivate all of it, and there is a long history here of collecting our wild foods. Often referred to as the hidden secret of the New Zealand wine industry, this tiny region only makes 4% of the national crush, but has a high percentage of organic and biodynamic producers specialising in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a range of aromatic white wines.