Good beer and wine is a given in New Zealand, one of the world’s top wine producers.
Being Australian, I admit to being a wine snob and thinking that only Australia can produce high quality wines, but I was pleasantly proved wrong on our trip to NZ.
New Zealand has 10 high-producing wine regions, with Auckland being one of the oldest wine regions in the country.
If you’re looking to try some of New Zealand’s top quality wines, then we recommend you visit some of the top wineries in Auckland to learn about the production and taste of these world-famous wines.
Want to visit a few wineries in Auckland? Then check out these wine tours from Auckland!
The Best Wineries in Auckland
1. West Brook Winery, Auckland
- Hours: 11.00am – 5.00pm daily
- Address: 215 Ararimu Valley Road, Waimauku R.D.2, Auckland
- Web: www.westbrook.co.nz
Westbrook Winery is a boutique family-owned winery, established in 1935, who have won multiple awards for their wines.
We met with Susan Ivicevich, the warm and friendly co-owner and chatted to her about the winery and how it was started by her husband’s Croatian family.
The winery was called West Brook due to its location beside a brook, where the original vineyard once stood.
They, of course, felt no need to change the name once they moved.
The West Brook cellar door looks across an idyllic duck pond and terraced picnic area with a lawn to row after row of Waimauku vines.
It is a picturesque setting to sit and get to know one of West Brook’s award winning bottles of wine and a picnic lunch
Susan took us to the tasting room to take us through the selection of award-winning wines, teaching us a little about how the wines are crafted and sharing stories of her family and grandchildren, over the sampling of some fine cabernet blends and whites.
It was hard to choose one to take home with, but we settled on a bottle of 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir, which sits on our shelf here at home waiting for that special occasion where Mummy and Daddy can just sit and unwind over a nice diner together, just the two of us.
2. Kumeu River Wines
- Hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday, 11.00am – 4.30pm Saturday, Closed Sunday
- Address: 550 State Highway 16, Kumeū 0892
- Web: https://kumeuriver.co.nz/
Located in West Auckland is the Kumeu wine Country, known for producing white wines, including award-winning Chardonnay.
Kumeu River Wines, founded in 1944 by Mick Brajkovich and his family, is one of the most renowned…