Auckland Wine Tours and Wineries

Auckland Wineries perhaps aren't the best known in the world. But there are several great vineyards within a short distance of the CBD. You can drive yourself over, or join a wine tour, so you don't have to watch how much you want to drink!  

Auckland Wineries are now becoming as well known as their more famous cousins. With its sheltered inlets and sub-tropical, grapes can grow well here. The wider Auckland region has over 100 vineyards, some of the country's oldest. It's Waiheke Island that can take most of the credit for putting Auckland on the wine map. It's full of boutique wineries, many of which have excellent restaurants attached. There's an annual wine festival every summer, and it's also a haven for Auckland's well-heeled and celebrity residents.   If you love your wine, it's a good idea to either make your Auckland base on Waiheke Island, and take your time exploring the dozen or so vineyards here, or join a wine tour and let someone else do the driving. 16km north of Auckland CBD, is Kumeu, the other famous Auckland wine region. This is farming country, with the vines becoming just as valuable as the dairy and flora.   Auckland Wine Tours are the perfect way of getting around all the best cellar doors. Joining a tour takes the hassle out of knowing where to go, and also means you don't have the restriction of knowing you have to drive home.   Wine Tours in Auckland tend to centre around Waiheke Island, Kumeu and the Matakana Coast. Most tour operators will pick you up from your accommodation, in air conditioned vehicles, and include a commentary on the places you'll be visiting. You can sample the current vintages, and often get discounts on any purchases. Sometimes, you'll also get entertainment included in your trip, or a visit to a neighbouring art gallery or craft shop.   

Plume Restaurant and Vineyard

Plume Restaurant and Vineyard Auckland-North, Auckland

Plume Restaurant, located in Matakana, just a short drive from Auckland Central, is known for their superb wine, fresh gourmet New Zealand cuisine, beautiful views and a pristine environment.

Ascension Wine Estate

Ascension Wine Estate Auckland-North, Auckland

In the up-and-coming wine region of the Matakana Valley, Ascension Wine Estate produces complex and interesting bottles of fine wines.

Artisan Wines

Artisan Wines Auckland-West, Auckland

Stop by Artisan Wines for great wine, great food and to see what Artisan Wines has become such a focal point for the Oratia Valley community.

Runner Duck Estate

Runner Duck Estate Auckland-North, Auckland

Runner Duck Estates invites visitors to try bottles of fine white and red wine that are iconic to the Auckland wine region.

Heron's Flight Winery and Restaurant

Heron's Flight Winery and Restaurant Auckland-North, Auckland

Possibly the only vineyard in the country to grow only Italian grapes, Heron’s Flight Winery and Restaurant is a must-stop on any wine tour of New Zealand.

Great Taste Tours

Great Taste Tours Auckland-North, Auckland

Luxury wine tours around the Matakana Coast and Kumeu Wine Country. Small groups, personal service, informed guides and lots of treats along the way. And you don't have to worry about driving.

Cable Bay Vineyards

Cable Bay Vineyards Waiheke-Island-, Auckland

Located on the beautiful Waiheke Island, Cable Bay Vineyards combines friendly hospitality and an extensive wine list with stunning views.

MoaTrek New Zealand

MoaTrek New Zealand Auckland-Central, Auckland

Sounds arduous, but MoaTrek is actually a sumptuous 6-day trip out to some of New Zealand's most famous wine regions. Sample some of the winery delights along with award-winning food. Heaven.

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant Waiheke-Island-, Auckland

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One of Auckland's most famous vineyards, it's not just wine-tasting you'll get here, but a full fine-dining a la carte restaurant, and a winery tour. Serious wine buffs will love it.


NZWINEPRO Auckland-Central, Auckland

Intimate little wine tours around the wineries of Auckland, including Waiheke Island and Piha. Luxury minibus means you can indulge without worrying how to get home. They'll even pick you up.


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