The Waikato region south of Auckland has small pockets of vineyard plantings scattered amidst rolling farmland.

Waikato vineyards

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, with soils made up of heavy loams over clay subsoils.


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