The best wine in Auck­land

Here is our pick of Auck­land’s best home­grown wines.

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We’re a coun­try fa­mous for its wines - be­tween Marl­bor­ough, Mart­in­bor­ough and Cen­tral Otago, we’ve got the grape-grow­ing game sorted.

But our big­gest city, Auck­land, also rates as great wine-grow­ing coun­try.

Here is our pick of five of the best Auck­land-grown wines:

Kumeu River Chardon­nay - Kumeu

If Chardon­nay is your pre­ferred drop, look no fur­ther.

Crafted by Mas­ter of Wine Michael Bra­jkovich, this de­li­cious peachy wine is per­fect for a crisp au­tumn af­ter­noon.

Man OWar ‘Pinque’ - Wai­heke Is­land

If noth­ing else, this rose´ makes the ferry worth­while!

The Provenc¸al styled ‘Pinque’ is crisp and creamy, and is laden with straw­berry and wa­ter­melon flavours - what more could you want?

Villa Maria ‘Ihu­matao Verdelho’ - Man­gere

A lit­tle bit of Spain in south Auck­land.

Verdelho is a dry white wine, which is beau­ti­ful on its own and even bet­ter when en­joyed with ta­pas or freshly shucked oys­ters. Bot­toms up!

Puriri Hills Moko­roa - Cleve­don

For some­thing a lit­tle bit spe­cial, the Moko­roa is a must-have.

Cleve­don grown, Puriri Hills’ range of lux­ury reds will make the oth­ers at your table see­ing red.

Ca­ble Bay Pinot Gris - Wai­heke Is­land

With a glass of Ca­ble Bay Pinot Gris in hand, you’ll have the best look­ing date in the place.

Fruit and spice (and ev­ery­thing nice) make this lit­tle beauty a win­ner.

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