QUESTION: My husband and I live in Minnesota, and we’re planning to head south for the winter. Where is the southernmost wine region in the world?
ANSWER: That would be in New Zealand. Specifically, in New Zealand’s Central Otago growing area.
Ironically, it’s also the region that is closest to Antarctica, which means it’s cool enough to produce some exceptional bottlings of Pinot Noir.
If you go in December, January or February, expect sunny days and high temperatures – which can be a nice way to break up a cold Minnesota winter.