The Sunde family have been producing wine in the Oratia Valley since 1906.
There are plantings of Syrah, Viognier, Petit Verdot ,Flora, Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay.
Grapes are sourced from other regions in NZ, notably Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Marlborough.
Artisan hand crafts small batches of premium regional wines from single vineyard estates in the tradition of the artisan, using the best of new world technology.
All of the Auckland vineyards are certified as organic by the internationally recognised Biogro Certification program. In 2012 their first certified organic wines will be available for
Located just 25 minutes from downtown Auckland at the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges in a tranquil environment, Artisan offers a taste of local organically produced wines along with specific varietals from premium vineyards in NZ. There is a restaurant on site to dine and enjoy the surroundings and guests are welcome to stroll the vineyard, olive blocks and market.