The North Canterbury wine region is less than a fifty-minute drive from Christchurch city or the airport. Despite this you’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 don’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.