Best Wine Tours and Wineries in Waiheke Island
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Auckland team
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.
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. 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.