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The third largest wine region after the city of the same name New Zealand is located on the east coast of North Island. The vineyards cover 1,913 hectares of vineyards. The region used to be because of it Bag-in-box wines ( mass wines ) from the most common grape variety at the time Müller-Thurgau referred to as "Carafe Country", but then switched to quality varieties. But the "bag wines" still make up around a third. Around 90% are white wines, especially from Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer produced. For this reason, Gisborne has been given the nickname "Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand". Much of the grapes is bought by other regions like Auckland and used there as a blend. Well-known porcelain producers are Aotea, Coopers, Matawhero Millton Montana. Nobilo, Robard & Butler and Villa Maria, In addition to the dominant large companies such as Montana, there are also many so-called Lifestyle wineries,

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