A Selection of Charming Vineyards in New Zealand

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While I may not be an expert on wine, I wanted to share some of the picturesque wineries we discovered in New Zealand. If you enjoy a glass of wine, take the time to explore the lush vineyards and visit the cellar doors. Just be careful not to get too tipsy to ride your bike back. But when the wine is as good as it is here, that can be quite a challenge…

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Central Otago

Located in the southern part of New Zealand’s South Island, Central Otago is renowned for its Pinot Noir and, more recently, its Pinot Gris. The region’s long hours of sunshine, clean air, and pure water make it perfect for growing vines and producing exceptional wines.

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Mount Difficulty

Situated in Central Otago, this charming vineyard is famous for its delicate yet distinctive Pinot Noirs. The bistro, located atop a hill with a view of the region’s verdant vineyards and desert landscape, offers incredible platters and locally-sourced main dishes.

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This vineyard boasts a breathtaking location overlooking Lake Wanaka and the picturesque Ruby Island, where all of Rippon’s vines are planted. The region’s high hours of sunshine and pure alpine air create an ideal climate for producing some of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs.

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Terra Sancta

Located near Mount Difficulty, this boutique winery offers great insight into their award-winning Pinot Noirs at their cellar door. While visits are by appointment only, the passionate staff are eager to share their love of wine with anyone who is interested.

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This vineyard, located just outside of Queenstown, produces extraordinary wines. The refreshing Pinot Gris is a personal favorite, but it’s difficult to choose just one. Trust the talented chef at the iconic bistro to create a memorable meal using local and organic produce.

Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island, off the coast of Auckland, offers a beautiful and unique wine-growing destination. While famous for its rich red wines, particularly the full-bodied Syrah, the island has recently experienced a surge in white wine production. It’s a rare opportunity to visit vineyards on an island as rugged and charming as Waiheke.

New Zealand North Island

Cable Bay

Cable Bay treats its guests to a stunning location overlooking rows of vines and the sea in the distance. Sit back on one of their comfortable beanbags, watch the sunset, and enjoy a glass of their exceptional wines. They also offer delectable food options, so I recommend staying for a meal as well.

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At first glance, Tantalus’s recently renovated cellar door may resemble a Spanish church, but once you step inside, you’ll know it’s a vineyard. The sun-drenched terrace provides a stunning view of the surrounding vines. Additionally, Tantalus features a microbrewery for beer enthusiasts who prefer hops over grapes.

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Surrounded by lavender bushes and manicured gardens, Mudbrick is a popular choice for weddings. This award-winning vineyard also houses a bistro with a fantastic menu and a loyal following.

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Marlborough is world-famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, which is exported all over the world. The landscape of the region is adorned with vineyards as far as the eye can see.

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Hans Herzog

Hans Herzog is a unique vineyard that produces its own organic wines from seed to bottle. All of their wines are grown and produced in New Zealand but are inspired by the Herzog Swiss heritage. The hidden courtyard, surrounded by lavender bushes, roses, and vines, is the perfect spot to savor one of their wines and enjoy a meal at their bistro. Remember to make a reservation.