New Zealand is home to hundreds of tasting rooms, winery restaurants, vineyard accommodation and winery tours across different regions. An abundance of sunshine, prime environments, coastlines and bountiful harvest make New Zealand's wine regions ripe for indulgence and adventure. Now is your chance to experience the very best in wine tasting in your own backyard.
Enjoy tantalizing wine tastings in a short drive out of Auckland City. Visit one or two wineries in Kumeu as an afternoon outing, or make a tour of it. With nine wineries all within an easy driving distance, it's simple to put together your itinerary. You will find a variety of different food options at each cellar door from bring-your-own-picnic to fine dining.
Only a 24 minute drive from Auckland City, Kumeu is a must see to add to your wine adventure list.
Visit Queenstown's famous wineries in the Gibbston region and taste straight from the cellar door. If you are lucky, the winemakers might be around for a chat. Or you can go on a tour of some wineries accompanied by a tour guide.
If you are looking for an immersive experience, rent a bicycle in Arrowtown or at Gibbston Vallery winery and cycle your way through to Peregrine winery and more.
Just an hour's drive or a picturesque train trip from Wellington is the wine-making village of Martinborough that is renowned for its world class Pinot Noir and warm hospitality. There are over 20 boutique vineyards that are so close together you can bike the flat country roads or stroll between them - all you need is a map from the town's visitor information centre. The town also has boutique shopping, excellent cafes and restaurants that work their magic with the bountiful local produce.
So whether you are after a prize winning Pinot Noir or a charismatic Chardonnay, Martinborough is the place to fill your glass. Find accommodation here.