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Starting my vacation by opening a Sauvignon Blanc called Rabbit Island. The New Zealand winery behind this nice fruity wine is located on a small island in the Tasman bay on the northern tip of the southern island of New Zealand. Rabbit island, or Moturoa is with its long, safe swimming beach is a popular beach resort and this beautiful recreational area became a public reserve in 1908. Apparently, the Rabbit Island has earthy soil well suited to deep rooting crops such as grapes as there is little or no clay pan. Therefore, the Rabbit Island vineyard grows grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. So, in the midst of this heat wave hitting most of the northern hemisphere, cool yourself down with a glass of Rabbit Island wine.