New Zealand ‘s best Winery
If you love food, wine, and unique travel experiences then New Zealand is probably already on your bucket list.
It’s no secret that New Zealand ’s wine is fantastic. Home of the first vine plantation, Northland is the birthplace of viticulture and winemaking in New Zealand.
Northland is the warmest growing region in New Zealand, and amazingly, nowhere is more than 50 km from the sea. Conditions like this are perfect for ripening a wide range of fruit, including grapes.
Winery options in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, include intimate, family-run vineyards, those with luxury boutique accommodation, and many that boast innovative, sustainable growing techniques, and loads and loads of deliciousness!
Paroa Bay Winery is a boutique estate where you can book luxury accommodation, taste traditional handmade wines, and dine in their new Mediterranean influenced restaurant. They use dry-grown viticulture, hand pruning, and traditional winemaking techniques, all on-site, to produce sustainable wines. It’s all about low volumes but high quality.
One of the two accommodation options, Tarapunga is a contemporary villa-style accommodation nestled amongst native forest overlooking the undulating landscape of the Bay of Islands. Alternatively, Paroa Bay Winery is also home to the Vineyard Cottage – a recently refurbished boutique two-bedroom cottage style accommodation hidden below the abundant vines and surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens.
Sage is the in-house restaurant at Paraoa Bay Winery which offers both guests and visitors a delectable modern Mediterranean cuisine paired with local kiwi wines. Note that they’re closed from Monday to Wednesday and you’ll have to travel to the small town of Russell if you want to eat.
Check their website if you wish to book a stay there.