Percentage of all red grape varieties in New Zealand that are pinot noir, according to Market Watch. Merlot comes in a very distant second at 15%. Since 2010, New Zealand imports in the U.S. increased by a whopping 82%. Two thirds of New Zealand’s planted vines are in just one wine-growing region—Marlborough.

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