Auckland, Porto

The Auckland region was home to the Dalmatian immigrants who settled in West Auckland in the early part of the 20th Century, bringing with them wine-making traditions. The New Zealand wine industry largely owes its beginnings to those early settlers.

Most of the wineries are around 45 minutes drive from the city of Auckland, so the region is popular for day trippers. Auckland’s climate in general isn't ideally suited to grape cultivation, but small pockets or sub-regions exist where micro-climates can produce some world-class wines. The region typically gets enough sunshine for the harvest, but rain is the constant threat, especially in spring and summer.

The red varieties that work the best in the region are the Bordeaux styled varieties made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and also the non-Bordeaux Syrah. Most notable of the whites grown in the region is Chardonnay, for which Kumeu River is very highly regarded.
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  1. KUMEU RIVER 'VILLAGE' CHARDONNAY 2019
    Kumeu River Chardonnay is drawn from six different vineyard sites in the Kumeu Region. Particularly care is taken in selecting only the very best grapes from these vineyards for the Kumeu River Estate label. Shows lovely stone fruits, creamed nuts, ... Learn More
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  2. KUMEU RIVER 'ESTATE' CHARDONNAY 2018
    Kumeu River, northwest of Auckland is without a doubt NZ’s finest chardonnay producer. Master of Wine and winemaker Michael Brajkovich has been crafting fine chardonnay at the estate since the 1980’s. Hand picked fruit and vigorous selection from the ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  3. QUINTA DO NOVAL TAWNY PORT NV (20YR OLD)
    Robert Parker "It is a classic example of how delicious and complex a 20 year old tawny port can be." This port has a nose reminiscent of dried fruit and almonds which gives it its distinctive character. This smells just like ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
  4. QUINTA DO VESUVIO VINTAGE PORT 1996
    This iconic Douro property can be traced all the way back to 1565! This is the most-awarded wine of the 1996 declared vintage from this historical estate that dates back to the 16th century. Dark purple in colour, with lots of pretty ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson
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