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Jared Jeffery

11 Mar, 2019, 5:15 am



New Zealand is well regarded in the wine-producing world, with the Auckland wine region being home to some of the oldest established vineyards in the country.

The best wineries of Auckland are within close proximity to the city centre, so a day of wine drinking and cheese board tasting is only a stone’s throw away.

Whether you’re a red or white drinker, a connoisseur or amateur taster; we have found the best wineries in and around Auckland just for you to truly cherish and savour.

Cable Bay VineyardsWaiheke

If you are after exquisite cuisine, award winning wine and breath taking views, then Cable Bay is the perfect winery for you. Located in Waiheke, you can get there by ferry or even by helicopter and spend the day indulging your taste buds.

At Cable Bay, their wines are hand-crafted from some of the highest quality fruit in New Zealand that are grown in small batch vineyards.

This Auckland winery boasts a gorgeous lawn and verandah, providing the perfect spot to enjoy a glass or two of your favourite wine and a large number of sharing plates with friends. Some of the scrumptious food on offer includes wood-fired pizza, slides and ceviche.

12 Nick Johnstone Dr, Oneroa, Auckland 1840

Villa Maria WineryMangere

Known as the most awarded winery in New Zealand, Villa Maria will be sure to take the breath away from even the most seasoned wine connoisseurs.

Their fantastic selections boasts some of the best wines from Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Gisbourne, Marlborough and Waipara, making it the ideal place to find your perfect bottle.

It does not stop there, with their food menu also offering a wide range of delicious bites for you to enjoy, including pan fried scallops, southland lamb rack, confit pork belly and more.

The Vineyard Cafe at Villa Maria has a gorgeous terrace, which overlooks one of their vineyards, making it the perfect spot to sit down, relax and enjoy the afternoon with great company.

118 Montgomerie Rd, Mangere, Auckland 2022

Soljans Estate WineryKumeu

Known as the gateway to Kumeu wine country, Soljans is an award-winning winery, with some of the best hand packed wines in Auckland. Not many wineries can claim to have a proud heritage like Soljans, so you can be sure to walk away with a bottle that you will love.

The winery specialises in sparkling wines, with its Fusion Sparkling Muscat being the most awarded sparkling wine in New Zealand. You can even learn about the viticulture they use to produce their award-winning bottles of vino.

It is an ideal place for people to enjoy their evening, with wine tasting and food that are sure to delight.

366 SH 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0841

Artisan Winery And Restaurant – Oratia

Located in Oratia, Artisan Winery and Restaurant provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Auckland city.

It provides a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, with a killer food and wine menu. The Vietnamese platter is hugely popular and is sure to leave your taste buds happy.

If your wine education is not up to par, the winery provides a whole lot of tasting in their cellar where you will be treated to some learning and be on your way to becoming a wine connoisseur.

Mudbrick Vineyard & RestaurantWaiheke

This is another hidden gem in Waiheke, with Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant being a quality winery to enjoy drinking and eating with good company.

Mudbrick caters for a wide range of different options, including casual dining to degustations and even weddings. There are also gorgeous rooms for you to stay the night in their luxury accommodation if you had a bit too many glasses.

126 Church Bay Rd, Waiheke Island, Oneroa 1971

Ascension Wine EstateMatakana

Located only a short cruise away from Auckland, you will find the magnificent Ascension Wine Estate.

They have a wide range of amazing hand-crafted wines and have a delectable Italian-inspired menu, where you can indulge on some fresh pasta, gourmet pizza, cured meats and some crispy calamari.

If you have room for dessert, embrace your inner Italian and indulge on their amazing their tiramisu. It will not disappoint!

480 Matakana Rd, Laly Haddon Place, Matakana 0985

Brick BaySnells Beach

This winery is perfect for summer. True to its name, Brick Bay is a 4 hectare winery that slopes down towards the magnificent lack, where the sun kissed Glass House is nestled.

Brick Bay provides all-day dining for its guests so there are a wide range of delicious treats to enjoy. There is also the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, which is an enchanting exhibition of sculptures that were produced by some of the very best artists in New Zealand.

17 Arabella Ln, Snells Beach, Warkworth 0982

Auckland is home to some of the best wineries in New Zealand, making it the perfect starting point for your wine tasting adventure. Each winery has its own unique and signature style, providing a wide range of wines to suit everyone’s tastes.

From reds to whites, there are so many beautiful wines to try. With all of the best Auckland wineries in close proximity to the heart of the CBD, you can be sure to be swept away by all there is to offer. If you are looking for a winery tour in Auckland Wicked Stag has some suitable Auckland packages available for any occasion.

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