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 –
he Hunting Lodge Winery –
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 –
The People’s Wine –
Thornbury Wines –
Turanga Creek –
Twin Totara Wines –
Villa Maria Estate –
Volcanic Hills –
Waimarie Wines –
West Brook Winery –