Top 10 Wineries in New Zealand
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Church Road Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay - Image: Chris McLennan
Church Road Vineyard, Hawkes Bay
The Church Road cellar is named after pioneer Kiwi winemaker Tom McDonald. Which is apt, since the Hawke’s Bay area has a wine producing history that goes back 150 years or more. One simply must stop in and indulge in a wine tasting and cheese plate at this charming vineyard. The wines here have developed a delicate complexity over time as opposed to relying on basic oak and fruit flavours alone.
Hawke’s Bay - Image: Camilla Rutherford
Mission Estate Winery, Hawkes Bay
Poppies Winery, Martinborough - Image: Poppies Winery
Poppies Winery, Martinborough
Be taken on a wine tasting experience by Poppy herself at Poppies Wines, in the heart of Martinborough’s extensive wine region. The namesake winery, set amongst the vines, allows you to sit outside and enjoy a delightful tasting platter in the sun-filled courtyard, or sample their finest drops in their elegant inside dining area. No matter your taste, Shayne and Poppy will look after you.
Rippon Vineyard, Lake Wanaka - Image: Julian Apse
Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka
Pass me the Pinot Noir
Bay of Islands, Northland - Image: Alistair Guthrie
Omata Estate, Bay of Islands
Omata Estate is a boutique winery in the Bay of Islands region. The onsite Omata kitchen is a quaint establishment serving up delicious food with a backdrop of incredible ocean views. Think gourmet cheese platters and woodfired pizzas right by the vineyard. We like their high quality,
Lake Hayes, Queenstown - Image: Julian Apse
Lake Hayes Wines, Queenstown
The star of the show from the talented vino producers at Lake Hayes Wines is their Central Otago
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Peregrine Wines, Queenstown
Staying in the Queenstown region, Peregrine is a family run winery with an established reputation for making
Waiheke Island, Auckland - Image: Julian Apse
Te Whau Vineyard, Waiheke Island
A visit to Te Whau Vineyard is oft described as a
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Greystone Wines, North Canterbury
Greystone is home to Mr Dom Maxwell, also known as the winner of the 2018 Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year award. This innovative and creative lad and the Greystone winery team produce a broad range of perfectly fermented organic wines for all to enjoy!
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Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyards, Marlborough
Seeking a reliable, boutique-made, world-famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc? Because if you’ve ventured to the Saint Clair Estate you’re in the right spot. Have a glass or two matched with a special Saint Clair Kitchen dish and admire the splendid Richmond Ranges on the horizon.
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Foxes Island, Auckland
The highly regarded winemaker and international wine critic, John Belsham, is at the helm of the Foxes Island winery. John first
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