New Zealand has established itself as a wine-producing region, yet in too many people’s eyes is viewed as a one-trick pony. The incredible success of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in capturing the imagination of the casual wine drinker has made getting the word out about all the wines this island(s) nation can produce a bit difficult.

February 6 is Waitangi Day, New Zealand’s holiday commemorating the signing of the country’s founding document in 1840, and it’s also a great reason to take a look at the state of New Zealand wine today! Over the next three days, we’re going to take a look at some of the fascinating facts behind New Zealand wine.