Waikato & Bay of Plenty

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Waikato vineyards

The Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions south of Auckland have small pockets of vineyard plantings scattered amidst rolling farmland.

Wine styles are focused mainly on Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, with Sauvignon Blanc occupying third place.

The region enjoys a moderately warm climate by New Zealand standards. Waikato soils are made up of heavy loams over clay subsoils. Bay of Plenty has a coastal influence. 


Visit Waikato

There is much that draws visitors to the Waikato region including hobbits, glow worms, cycling, and of course, wine.  Given its accessibility from both Auckland and Hamilton, it’s easy to discover what makes Waikato so magical. For more information on visiting Waikato, see www.hamiltonwaikato.com.

Visit Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty is an iconic New Zealand region to visit, whether you’re after pure adventure, or pure relaxation.  A visit to this region means pairing your wine with gondola rides, mountain biking, a soak in the hot pools, or a day at the beach. Bay of Plenty is accessible via a scenic drive or quick flight from Auckland. For more information on visiting Bay of Plenty, see www.bayofplentynz.com.

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