The Auckland Wine Region is based in and around New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland. There are three distinct sub regions and one is the island of Waiheke.
Plan to catch a ferry there for the day. Hire a scooter, jump on a bus and you will find dozens of wineries around the Island. West Auckland is home to another sub region based in the town Kumea which is famous for Syrah and Chardonnay. The third sub region Matakana is only 45 minutes north of Auckland and some of the outstanding features are walking tracks, cycle trails and wine tastings along the boutique Matakana Wine Trail.
Pioneering producers: Babich, Brajkovich, Corbans, Delegat’s, and Nobilo (to name a few), have stood the test of time, and gained significant international acclaim.
A large and very diverse region, Auckland is home to some of New Zealand’s largest wine companies, as well as a many high-quality, boutique wineries.
The local sub-regions are united by volcanic, clay-rich soils, a temperate maritime climate and, proximity to New Zealand’s largest city. Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf is home to stunning Syrah, world-class Chardonnay, intense Cabernet blends and fine aromatics.
West Auckland is renowned for its internationally recognised, elegant Chardonnay and stylish Merlot.
North of Auckland, excellent Cabernet blends, Pinot Gris and Syrah are produced, with numerous emerging red varieties being vinified with great success.