Auckland


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 – nzwine.com


Wineries and Vineyards of the Auckland Region

Amber Hills – http://www.amberhills.co.nz

Artisan Wines Ltd – http://www.artisanwines.co.nz

Awa Valey Wines – http://www.awavalley.co.nz

Awhitu Wines – http://www.awhituwines.co.nz

Babich Wines Ltd – http://www.babichwines.co.nz

Bonfire Ridge – http://www.mirovineyard.co.nz

Clevedon Hills Estate – http://www.vinalto.com/

Cliff Edge Wines – http://cliffedgewines.co.nz/

Constellation New Zealand – http://www.constellationnz.com

Cooks Beach Vineyard – http://www.cooksbeachvineyard.co.nz

Coopers Creek Vineyard – http://www.cooperscreek.co.nz

Corbans Wines – http://www.corbans.co.nz

Delegat’s Wine Estate – http://www.delegatwines.com

Distant Land – http://www.distantland.co.nz

Edbrooke Vineyard – http://www.waihekewine.co.nz

Fino Valley Winery & Vineyard – https://www.finovalley.com/

Gardo Morris – http://www.gardomorris.com/Home.asp

Gem Wine – http://www.gemwine.co.nz/

Gillman Vineyard – http://www.gillmanvineyard.co.nz/

Hitchen Road Vineyard – http://www.hitchen.co.nz/

John Hill Estate – http://johnhillestate.co.nz/

Kakapo Wines – https://www.facebook.com/kakapo.wines/

Karaka Point Vineyard – http://www.karakapointvineyard.co.nz/

Kerr Farm Vineyards – http://www.kerrfarmwine.co.nz/

Kim Crawford Wines – http://www.kimcrawfordwines.co.nz/

Kumeu River Wines – http://www.kumeuriver.co.nz/

Landmark Estate Wines – http://www.landmarkestate.co.nz/

Lincoln Vineyards – http://www.lincolnwines.co.nz/

Mahurangi River Winery – https://www.mahurangiriver.co.nz/

Matua Valley Wines – https://www.matua.co.nz/

Mazuran’s Vineyard – http://www.mazurans.co.nz/

Messenger Wines – http://www.messengerwines.com/

Ministry of Wine – http://ministryofwine.co.nz/

Moi Wines – http://www.moiwines.com/

Montana Wines – http://www.montana.co.nz/

Morton Estate Wines – http://www.mortonestatewines.co.nz

Nobilo – http://www.nobilo.co.nz/

Odyssey Wines – http://www.odysseywines.co.nz/

Onetangi Road Vineyard – http://www.onetangiroad.co.nz/

Puriri Hills – http://www.puririhills.com/

Rannach Vineyard – http://www.rannach.co.nz/

Rochfort Rees Wine Company – http://www.rochfortrees.co.nz/

Rongopai Wines – http://www.rongopaiwines.co.nz/

Runner Duck Estate – http://www.runnerduck.co.nz/

Sanctuary House Wines – http://www.sanctuaryhousewines.co.nz/

Sapich Brothers Ltd – http://www.sapich.co.nz/

Soho Wine Co – http://www.sohowineco.com/

Soljans Wines – http://www.soljans.co.nz

Te Henga – http://www.tehengawines.co.nz/

The People’s Wine – http://www.thepeopleswine.co.nz/

Thornbury Wines – http://www.thornbury.co.nz/

Turanga Creek – http://www.turangacreek.co.nz/

Twilight Vineyards – http://www.twilightvineyards.co.nz/

Twin Totara Wines – http://www.twintotara.co.nz/

Villa Maria Estate – http://www.villamaria.co.nz/

Volcanic Hills – http://www.volcanichills.co.nz

Waimarie Wines – http://www.waimariewines.co.nz/

West Brook Winery – http://www.westbrook.co.nz