The Matakana coast is sometimes also referred to as the Auckland Wine Region and is home to many boutique family-owned wineries, Each Matakana area vineyard is unique and crafts its wine in a distinctive manner.
Matakana is a relatively new to the New Zealand wine industry, but the high quality wines are highly regarded both in New Zealand and overseas. The Matakana Wine Region not includes 32 vineyards, including 12 wineries.
Wine tasting is a popular way to spend the day in our area. Most of the vineyards with wine tasting are in close proximity to each other; however if you prefer not to drive we are happy to book you on one of the local wine tours. Kick back relax and enjoy your day.
Since moving to the area we have befriended a number of vineyard owners, not all of which are open to the public. We may be able to pull a few strings for our lodge guests and add a tasting to your itinerary that the general public would not normally have access to.
Traditionally a red wine growing region, there are now some outstanding white wines including Chardonnay, Viognier and Pinot Gris. We have to take the wine growers word for this as we very seldom drink white wine. Our preference is red and we are spoilt for choice as the Matakana region produces the finest quality Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinotage, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese.
One day is not enough time to experience even half of the vineyards in Matakana. We suggest you spend a minimum of 2 nights. Let us know at the time of booking that “wine” is the reason you are here and whether you have a preference of red or white and we will create a personalised itinerary for you.