Manukau Awhitu Ride

Ride Stuff Tipples Stuff Ride Stuff The route. Today’s ride took me to the Awhitu Peninsula where I was met with strong winds which are not at all uncommon on the peninsula as you can see from the tree growth in some of the photos below. The ride started at the Te Toro Reserve which gave me an easy place to park just an hour or so drive from Auckland. [Read More]

Ascension Wine Estate

Ascension Wine Estate offers a selection of handcrafted wine in a scenic location just 45 minutes north of Auckland in the hills of Matakana. Enjoy the rural scenery around their lovely estate where you’ll find cellar door winetastings, a restaurant and gardens. Hours Cellar Door 11.00am to 4.00pm 7 days Restaurant 1-Nov to 30-Apr Phone +64 09 422 9601 Location var map = L.map('mapid-single').setView([ -36.3498041 , 174. [Read More]

Awhitu Wines

Just an hour and a half from Auckland, Awhitu Wines is found near Grahams Beach on the Awhitu Peninsula. This small high quality vineyard offers an elegant, hand-crafted selection of Chardonnay, Rose, and Syrah. Hours 10.00am to 5.00pm Phone +64 09 235 1465 Location var map = L.map('mapid-single').setView([ -37.06047 , 174.66351 ], 12); L.tileLayer('https://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png', { attribution: '© OpenStreetMap contributors' }).addTo(map); L.marker([ -37.06047 , 174.66351 ]). [Read More]

Babich Wines

With over 100 years expeience and vineyards in all of New Zealand finest wine regions Babich Wines is able to offer a huge variety of refined wines. Babich’s Wines cellar door is located in the rolling countryside of the Henderson Valley just outside Auckland where it all began in 1916. Hours 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Fri 10.00am to 5:00pm Sat Phone +64 09 255 0660 Location var map = L. [Read More]

Cable Bay Vineyards

Cable Bay Vineyard is location on beautiful Waiheke Island, just a short ferry ride from Auckland CBD. At Cable Bay you’ll find handcrafted wines from high quality fruit grown in small batch vineyards on Waiheke and in Marlborough. With award winning wines at their cellar door and exquisite cuisine in the Dining Room, relaxed dining in The Verandah and great views all around, Cable Bay is a must on your next Waiheke Island trip. [Read More]

Karaka Point Vineyard & Lodge

Karaka Point Vineyard & Lodge is located just 30 minutes southwest of Auckland near Clark’s Beach. Karaka Point offers a selection of hand-crafted Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Rose and while the cellar door is sadly open by appointment only, this beautiful vineyard does offer European inspired acommodations and event hosting. Hours Cellar Door by appointment only Office 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Fri Phone +64 021 966 058 Location var map = L. [Read More]

Matakana Estate

Matakana Estate is located in the heart of Matakana, a hidden gem of a wine region. Less than an hour north of Auckland this makes for a great weekend destination with green hills and beautiful sandy beaches right near by. Matakana also has vineyards in some of New Zealand’s top wine regions so they have a wide variety of wines from premium selections of grapes. Hours 9.00am to 5. [Read More]

Puriri Hills

Taking its name the native Puriri trees, Puriri Hills is located in the scenic hills near Clevedon, NZ, making it an easy trip from Auckland, the Coromandel or after a hike or mountain bike ride at the Hunua Ranges. At Puriri Hills you’ll find a luxurious selection of French inspired red blends. Hours 1.00 to 4.00pm most weekends by appointment during winter months Phone +64 09 292 9264 Location var map = L. [Read More]

Villa Maria Estate (Auckland)

Founded in 1961, Villa Maria has grown into New Zealand’s Most Awarded Winery. Villa Maria has a large selection of wine that is exported and enjoyed by wine lovers around the world. Villa Maria’s Auckland location is a beautiful vinyard just minutes from the Auckland Airport offering tours, cellar door tastings and a cafe. Hours 9.00am to 6.00pm Mon-Fri 9.00am to 4:00pm Sat Phone +64 09 255 0660 Location var map = L. [Read More]

Villa Maria Estate (Marlborough)

Founded in 1961, Villa Maria has grown into New Zealand’s Most Awarded Winery. Villa Maria has a large selection of wine that is exported and enjoyed by wine lovers around the world. Villa Maria’s Marlborough location is found amoung Blenheim’s extensive vineyard area and just minutes from the from Blenheim Airport. Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Sun 12:00pm to 5:00pm weekends between Jun - Sep Phone +64 3 520 8470 Location var map = L. [Read More]