Northland. The word conjures up images of polar bears and parkas, doesn’t it? But, when you actually reach this point on the compass, you might find that you’re not exactly where you expected to be. Instead, you’ll be where Kiwis frolic around tall trees that lived with the dinosaurs. Northland is the northernmost wine region in New Zealand, and it is actually the hottest place in the country. It was here that the very first settlers laid anchor. It was also here that the country’s award-winning wine industry was born. Welcome to the land of tomorrow.