The ever-charming village of Martinborough in the Wairarapa region is a wine lover’s paradise.
Given New Zealand’s thriving wine industry, Auckland’s wine bar scene is not one to rave about but don’t despair, we’ve put together a guide of our favourite vinous hangouts in the City of Sails.
A lot of you would like to expand your knowledge about wine, taste something different or just organise a night out with friends.
Auckland offers a multitude of different tasting options on a monthly basis that you can subscribe to and get your wine geek on. Read More
Coffee & tea until 4pm, wine from 5pm with an itchy hour in between. Sounds familiar?
I’m just as picky about what’s in my glass from 5pm as I’m about what’s in my cup until 4pm. I can tell you at least 10 great coffee places in Auckland on the spot but when it comes to tea it gets a little bit more difficult and I do like a good cuppa. Not that bagged, bitter stuff you find in your coffee kitchen at work. I mean good, genuine tea. Read More
A table full of some best wines of Central Otago surrounded by wine tanks some already filled with the first grapes of the season is a welcome start to another vintage season. This is an annual event for the Central Otago wine community and affectionately dubbed the Magpies Party. Read More
Home to grapevines since the late 1800s, Gisborne has grown into the third largest grape growing region in New Zealand. With production long dominated by large wineries such as Montana/Brancott Estate (Pernod-Ricard), Corbans and Villa Maria, more recently the region has embraced small-scale quality-focused producers who are experimenting with varieties, sites and styles. Read More
Waiheke Island is only a 45-minute ferry ride from Auckland, yet a million miles away. It’s not only one of our favourite New Zealand spots, Conde Nast Traveler and Lonely Planet are also big fans, giving it the “Best Islands in the World: Readers’ Choice Award” in 2015 and naming it “the world’s fifth best region” respectively.
North Otago… where is North Otago?
This interesting area has a quite a big claim to fame… the birthplace of Richie McCaw, who was raised in Kurow, which of course makes it one of New Zealand’s hallowed grounds. But what else does it offer? Read More