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Despite a comparatively short wine-making history, New Zealand is now renowned for its wine worldwide. For a number of visitors, it is the main reason for their trip down under. We even have a 2-3 week Wine Lovers’ Itinerary in this app!

You’ll find wineries the length and breadth of the country. Places that have Cellar Doors will generally charge $5-10 per person for tasting, generally refundable with a purchase. Some wineries will have set opening hours, while others will be ‘by appointment only’. Plan ahead.

NZ Wine Regions

Also, remember that the seasons are opposite down here. Grapes are harvested in the autumn months of March & April.

A number of wineries boast excellent restaurants; a smaller number have accommodation on site.

Auckland Wine

Canterbury Wine

Top drops north of Christchurch

Central Otago Wine

Lots of Pinot tasting options!

Gisborne Wine

Top chardonnay & pinot gris

Hawke's Bay Wine

Over 35 cellar doors in the sunny Bay

Marlborough Wine

NZ's largest wine-producing region


Booming thanks to wineries!

Queenstown Wines

Great options in the Gibbston Valley

Rippon Winery

Excellent wine & views

Waiheke Island Wine

World-renowned wine destination

Martinborough Wine

Only a scenic drive from Wellington

Text © Craig McLachlan

Images by Amitchell125, Todd Shoemake