A large and very diverse region, Auckland is home to some of New Zealand’s largest wine companies, as well as a many high-quality, boutique wineries.
The local sub-regions are united by volcanic, clay-rich soils, a temperate maritime climate and, proximity to New Zealand’s largest city. Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf is home to stunning Syrah, world-class Chardonnay, intense Cabernet blends and fine aromatics. West Auckland is renowned for its internationally recognised, elegant Chardonnay and stylish Merlot.
North of Auckland, excellent Cabernet blends, Pinot Gris and Syrah are produced, with numerous emerging red varieties being vinified with great success.