New Zealand’s North Island Wine Trails

New Zealand’s North Island Wine Trails

With long hours of sunshine, nights cooled by sea breezes and rich volcanic soil, it’s no surprise that New Zealand’s thriving wine industry has put it on the map, opening a world of discovery with each glass.

We have put together our top picks from our favourite North Island regions, giving you the ultimate guide to New Zealand’s northern wine trail.


The family-owned boutique vineyard at Paroa Bay Winery uses traditional techniques to create distinctive handcrafted wines. Situated at Russell in the breathtaking Bay of Islands, their Chardonnay is amongst the best on offer. The Bishop Selwyn Resort in Paihia is the perfect base to explore the Northland region, just a 15-minute ferry ride to Russell.

Photo Source: Paroa Bay Winery


Only 20 minutes from Club Pacific Westharbour, unlock the magic of Soljans Estate Winery, marrying traditional and modern techniques to produce delicious and stylish drops. Dry to sweet, light and fruity to smoky and classic; while there’s a variety for everyone, they are renowned for their port, the perfect winter warmer.

Photo Source: Soljans Estate Winery

Bay of Plenty

Known as one of New Zealand’s premium wine brands, Mills Reef Winery has gained its reputation for its outstanding Bordeaux varietal reds and Syrah. Find cellar doors, beautifully landscaped grounds and an award winning restaurant that perfectly pairs your drop with their produce just 10 minutes from Fairway Lodge in Mount Maunganui.

Photo Source: Mills Reef Winery

Great Lake Taupo

Framing the edge of the stunning Lake Taupo in Turangi, Floating Rock Winery produces an exclusive range of sustainable wines from Pinot Gris to Pinot Noir as well as an award-winning Methode Traditionelle and a Late-Harvest Pinot Gris Ice Wine. Planning a stay at Turangi Leisure Lodge? Explore the vineyard which is just 20 minutes from your accommodation.

Photo Source: Floating Rock Winery

Love a good drop? These North Island wine regions are all just a short drive from Classic Club Properties on New Zealand’s North Island. Give us a call today to arrange your next adventure along New Zealand’s iconic wine trail.


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