Northland


Warm spring temperatures, hot dry summers, and calm, clear autumn days allow fruit to ripen early, creating full-bodied and rich wines.

Its northern location and close proximity to the sea (nowhere is more than 50 kilometres from the ocean) give the Northland region an almost subtropical climate.

The first vines in New Zealand were planted in the Bay of Islands by the missionary, Reverend Samuel Marsden in 1819.

In the late 1800s, the Croatian gumdiggers arrived bringing their European tradition of winemaking.

The region’s tropical Chardonnays, popular Pinot Gris and vibrant Viogniers are leading the white wine growth. Red wines produced include spicy Syrahs, stylish Cabernet and Merlot blends, peppery Pinotages and complex Chambourcin.

Stretching from Karikari in the north to Mangawhai in the south, each vineyard in Northland is unique in aspect, soil, and micro-climate.

Northland’s grape vines receive more heat to assist grape ripening during the growing season than any of the country’s other winegrowing regions.

Source: New Zealand Winegrowers – nzwine.com


Wineries and Vineyards of the Northland Region

144 Islands
https://www.144islands.co.nz/
AkeAke Vineyard
http://www.akeakevineyard.co.nz
Byrne Northland Wines
http://byrnewine.com/wordpress/
Cottle Hill Winery
http://www.cottlehill.co.nz
Dancing Petrel
https://dancingpetrel.co.nz/
Fat Pig Vineyard
http://www.fatpig.co.nz
Holdfast Wine
https://www.holdfastwine.co.nz/
Iron Hills Vineyards
http://www.ironhills.co.nz
Kainui Road Vineyard
http://www.kainuiroad.co.nz/
Karapiro Vineyard
http://www.kapiro-vineyard.co.nz
Karikari Estate
http://www.karikariestate.co.nz
Lochiel Estate
http://www.lochielestate.co.nz
Longview Estate
http://www.longviewwines.co.nz
Mad Dog Vineyard
http://www.maddogvineyard.co.nz/
Marsden Estate
http://www.marsdenestate.co.nz
Millars Vineyard
http://www.millarsvineyard.co.nz
Okahu Estate
http://www.okahuestate.co.nz
Omata Estate
http://www.omata.co.nz
Paroa Bay Winery
https://www.paroabay.com/
Rogue Vine Vineyard
https://www.facebook.com/RogueVine/
Sailfish Cove
http://www.sailfishcove.co.nz
Te Whai Bay Wines
http://www.tewhaibaywines.co.nz/
The Landing Wine
http://www.thelandingnz.com/
Waitapu Estate
http://www.waitapuestate.co.nz