A large, important and very diverse region, home to New Zealand’s biggest wine companies and tiny boutique vineyards, both of which produce some of its finest wines.

Spread across a large, geographically diverse area, the Auckland wine region encompasses the distinctive vineyard island of Waiheke, the historic West Auckland sub-regions of Henderson, Kumeu/Huapai/Waimauku and stretches north to the coastal enclave of Matakana, and south to Clevedon’s rolling hills. Award-winning Gewürztraminer is even crafted next to Auckland’s International Airport.

Established in the early 1900s by Croatian, Lebanese and English winemakers whose legacy and names endure today: Babich, Brajkovich, Corbans, Delegat’s, and Nobilo to name just a few, while Auckland’s current acreage is considerably smaller, magnitude remains in its collective experience, presence of significant wine companies and not least, exciting, high-quality wines over its length and breadth.

Whilst difficult to generalise across such varied terroirs, the sub-regions are united by a few common factors: volcanic, clay-rich soils, a temperate maritime climate and significantly, proximity to NZ’s largest, most economically important city.

Home to powerful, intense reds – Bordeaux-blends in the north and on Waiheke (which also has thrilling Syrah) – plus world-class Chardonnay and fine aromatics, the modern Auckland wine industry continues to shine.

Source: New Zealand Winegrowers –

Wineries and Vineyards of the Auckland Region

Amber Hills –

Artisan Wines Ltd –

Awa Valey Wines –

Awhitu Wines –

Babich Wines Ltd –

Bonfire Ridge –

Clevedon Hills Estate –

Cliff Edge Wines –

Constellation New Zealand –

Cooks Beach Vineyard –

Coopers Creek Vineyard –

Corbans Wines –

Delegat’s Wine Estate –

Distant Land –

Edbrooke Vineyard –

Fino Valley Winery & Vineyard –

Gardo Morris –

Gem Wine –

Gillman Vineyard –

Hitchen Road Vineyard –

John Hill Estate –

Kakapo Wines –

Karaka Point Vineyard –

Kerr Farm Vineyards –

Kim Crawford Wines –

Kumeu River Wines –

Landmark Estate Wines –

Lincoln Vineyards –

Mahurangi River Winery –

Matua Valley Wines –

Mazuran’s Vineyard –

Messenger Wines –

Ministry of Wine –

Moi Wines –

Montana Wines –

Morton Estate Wines –

Nobilo –

Odyssey Wines –

Onetangi Road Vineyard –

Puriri Hills –

Rannach Vineyard –

Rochfort Rees Wine Company –

Rongopai Wines –

Runner Duck Estate –

Sanctuary House Wines –

Sapich Brothers Ltd –

Soho Wine Co –

Soljans Wines –

Te Henga –

he Hunting Lodge Winery –

The People’s Wine –

Thornbury Wines –

Turanga Creek –

Twin Totara Wines –

Villa Maria Estate –

Volcanic Hills –

Waimarie Wines –

West Brook Winery –