Things to see + do
wineries & wine tours
Just 25 mins from downtown Auckland. Exceptional local wines with international awards. Restaurant. Small and personal. Beautiful vineyard setting.
Award-winning Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana is Auckland’s premier vineyard destination north of the bridge. Onsite we have a beautiful vineyard restaurant, cellar door and a self-contained Wedding and Functions centre.
Come along on a fun filled, friendly and relaxed garden or wine tour. You may also design your own personal tour to cater for your special interests.
Situated in the Awa Valley, the vineyard enjoys a unique climate which offers the ideal conditions for growing Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.
The boutique Awhitu Wines is located on the rugged Awhitu Peninsula just over an hour from Auckland.
Taste our range of award-winning extra virgin olive oil, bush honey, rubs, mustards, dukkah, balsamic and olives.
Proudly family owned and operated since 1916. Using this near century of winemaking
experience, the Babich Family produce great wines from NZ’s finest wine regions.
“As Batch Winery’s international owners we selected Waiheke Island in New Zealand for its beauty, lifestyle and the recognition of wines. We searched the world including Europe and North and South America for a vineyard that could match our desire to create batch-driven quality wines. Waiheke matched our wishes with its island location, outstanding beauty, people and a lifestyle of relaxing holidays, special family time and celebrations when the pleasure of quality wine makes the occasion special.”