NZ Wine Navigator Wines the 'Best of the Best'

Monday 1 May 2017, 12:04PM
By Beckie Wright

Navigators of old found their way to every corner of the globe by using the stars and recognizing cloud patterns, and now Navigator brings you the best wines from this idyllic wine-growing nation. Navigator wines are hand picked by Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas, as the very best wines the world hasn’t yet discovered, with a curated selection of premium labels from New Zealand for you to drink now or to put in the cellar. If you are looking for exceptional wines from small out of the way winemakers from a small out of the way country, you are in the right place.


NZ Navigator’s winemakers have harnessed these natural surroundings and created some of the finest wines you’ve never heard of. New Zealand produces less than 1% of the world’s wine, yet we offer an impressive array of varieties and styles. Central to our success is New Zealand’s variety of terroirs and climates from continental cold to maritime, the unswerving passion of our wine producers, and the highly distinctive nature of our wine styles.

In the last couple of decades New Zealand wine has found it’s true calling.  Standards have risen dramatically, and now New Zealand can genuinely lay claim to some of the best wines on earth. With over 700 wineries, New Zealand produces a vast range of diverse wine styles. The range of conditions, climates, and soils is huge, and many of these wines produced here are exceptional. However, few people outside of New Zealand know about them.

In the US, 85% of New Zealand wine sold is Sauvignon Blanc, and most of that is entry-level wine that lacks the subtlety and complexity of our finer wines. Anyone who has traveled to New Zealand can attest to the unbelievable variety and quality of our wines, so to address the problem, Graham Painter formed Navigator to introduce his US friends, and other wine lovers, to some of the best wines they’d never heard of.

NZ Navigator truly believe that New Zealand produces some of the best wines in the world, and the ones that you find on their website are the best of the best. Their selection isn’t the biggest; the focus is on quality.  Every wine has been carefully curated by Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas, and each and every wine is one that Cameron has deemed ‘superior’, and has been chosen to surprise and delight, so to find out more please go to .