Sauvignon Blanc is an iconic wine that has achieved a worldwide reputation for its distinct qualities. Originating in France, it is most famously associated with Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre. However, the grape has also proved to be a remarkable success in the South Island of New Zealand, with winegrowers making a breakthrough in the 1970s. By the 1980s, New Zealand's Sauvignon Blanc had completely transformed the wine industry, and today it thrives in other locations such as Australia, South Africa, California, Romania, and Italy, as well as it is original home in the Loire Valley.