North Island wine tours
Secluded beaches with water as clear as glass, dense forests full with the songs of rare birds, quirky metropolitan cities bursting with life and culture – the North Island is a mixing pot of contrasts. It’s perfect for producing a wide variety of wines, from the famous Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Auckland, east to Gisborne, the “Chardonnay capital of New Zealand,” down to where intense reds thrive in Mediterranean-like Hawkes Bay and finally Wairarapa’s internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir town, Martinborough. All these fabulous wine regions offer tours of the best wineries in the North Island. Hire a driver, take an organized excursion or you can even hop on a bike and cycle from vineyard to vineyard.