Focus on Waiheke: Just off the east coast of the ‘mainland’ (Auckland), Waiheke Island is an Auckland wine hotspot in the Hauraki Gulf. In the context of New Zealand wine-growing regions, Waiheke Island has a dry and warm meso-climate. Waiheke’s red wine is notably riper and more full-bodied. It is home to Stonyridge Estate who produce a bordeaux blend called the Larose, one of New Zealand’s most prestigious red wines. Peacock Sky, Goldwater Estate, Obsidian Vineyard and Te Motu also produce wines on Waiheke.
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