New Zealand is a food and wine lover's paradise. Your clients will enjoy gourmet dining, award-winning vineyards and charming local delicacies.

New Zealand creates luxury food journeys that leave the taste buds singing. Innovative ingredients are harvested from garden, land and sea and world-class vineyards stretch throughout every region.
Home of the first vine plantation, Northland is the birthplace of viticulture and winemaking in New Zealand.

Auckland has a range of wine regions within easy reach of the central city, including the distinctive vineyard island of Waiheke and the historic Kumeu regions.

Explore one of these high-quality vineyards during your visit to Waiheke Island. Or experience a whole range of flavours on a tasting tour.

Tucked away amidst the rolling farmland of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty are a few small but reputed vineyards.

Sunny Tairawhiti Gisborne is home to one of New Zealand's most important grape growing regions, centred around Gisborne.

Hawke’s Bay’s dazzling wine variety, especially full bodied reds, attracts connoisseurs from around the world. Discover local Hawke's Bay wineries and plan your visit

The quaint Martinborough is at the centre of Wairarapa’s wine experience. Some of New Zealand’s best pinot noirs come from its family-owned vineyards.

With 90% of the country’s sauvignon blanc plantings, Marlborough is New Zealand’s (some say the world’s) sauvignon blanc capital.

Nelson Tasman’s famously creative local culture extends to wine making in a multitude of privately owned boutique vineyards.

Canterbury's fertile soils, warm summers and cold winters produce wines that are renowned for their intense flavours, richness and complex fruit.

One of New Zealand’s most scenic wine regions, Central Otago and Queenstown produce some of the best Pinot Noir in the world, and also vivid white wine varietals.

Ortolana showcases fresh produce grown on their farm in Kumeu, 30 minutes north of downtown Auckland. Executive chef Jo Pearson’s menu is described as ‘European with a local feel’ and the focus is on exceptionally ‘light, seasonal fare’.

Located 53 floors above the city of Auckland in the Sky Tower. Peter Gordon's The Sugar Club showcases the freshest New Zealand produce combined with some of the most exciting ingredients to be found around the globe.

The French Cafe has a holistic approach to their restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere all come together to create an exquisite experience. Consistently recognised with awards both internationally and domestically for its excellence in cuisine and service.

 
Voted one of Auckland's best restaurants, SidArt is all about the food. Every dish is prepared with care and creativity. Flavours are interesting, and sometimes thrilling – a must for any foodie.
Poderi Crisci is down the end of a long valley, on Waiheke Island. Food, by Antonio Crisci, is rustic Italian, so perfect for the picnic table, and the company’s own wine is also delicious. One of Auckland’s finest country restaurants.
 
No place on Waiheke boasts a grander old-world charm than the elegant stone buildings and beautiful white-themed gardens of Mudbrick. A must for a visit to Waiheke.

 
Pacifica restaurant will surprise and delight any discerning foodie. chef Jeremy Rameka's kiwi approach means you will enjoy Michelin quality food in a relaxed pacific-style atmosphere
With breath-taking views over vines and the iconic form of Cape Kidnappers, Elephant Hill Restaurant and Cellar Door is the perfect place to relax and enjoy world class wines and contemporary European inspired cuisine.
 
Whitebait celebrates the best seasonal, local produce and seafood. They focus on fresh ingredients, cooked simply, using their Josper charcoal fired oven.  The only embellishments are provided naturally with spectacular views across the Wellington Waterfront
 
Overlooking Hagley Park from The George Hotel, Pescatore is an iconic southern gastro destination with a wine list described as ‘outstanding’ by Wine Spectator magazine. Under head chef Reon Hobson, The George offers contemporary dining that marries classical cuisine with the latest food techniques.
 
North Canterbury’s Pegasus Bay winery and restaurant gives diners a total food and wine experience. The menu is created around their wine list, with each dish being matched with suggested wine. Changes are made regularly to utilise local seasonal ingredients.
 
The menu of Riverstone Kitchen is short and uncluttered with a focus on ingredients sourced from their extensive vegetable gardens and orchards.
 
Fleur’s Place is a little restaurant on the jetty in Moeraki Bay - a beach that’s otherwise famed for its curious rock formations, and which also supplies the fish for Fleur Sullivan’s celebrated kitchen. Like the menu, the restaurant is a simple rustic construction built with taste.
 
Occupying a former hostel for seafarers in Dunedin, Plato retains its links to the sea through an ever-changing menu with an emphasis on seafood, along with a wide range of local produce and beverages, including their very own beer made on site.
 
Amisfield Winery & Bistro is idyllically located in an iconic stone building overlooking Lake Hayes in Queenstown. They offer a daily changing a la carte menu and the “Trust the Chef” signature menu which offers a shared dining experience.
 
 

Northland

   

The subtropical climate of Northland help the region produce medal-winning wines, tasty citrus, olives and succulent seafood.
The hills, native bush and numerous bays and beaches are home to some of the nation’s finest culinary fare

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Subtropical climes for pure rest and recreation
  • Award-winning wines and vineyards to explore
  • Breath-taking sea views, perfect for a day sailing
 

Hawke’s Bay

   

Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's warmest and driest regions. With long sunshine hours and fertile plains, it's one of New Zealand's most productive growing regions.
 
The locals love of food and fine wine is showcased at FAWC! (Food and Wine Classic). A festival taking place in both summer and winter celebrating local produce and artisan products.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Warm dry climate, endless cellar doors
  • Local produce and artisan products
  • Time the trip with the Food and Wine Classic Festival
 

Wellington & Wairarapa

   

Wairarapa is an hour from Wellington at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. It produces a wide range of varietals, but is noted most for its Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and aromatics.
Its internationally acclaimed wines are boutique in style and intensely flavoured. Wairarapa boasts some of the country’s most iconic wine producers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Classic New Zealand Wine Trail
  • Boutique Shops and histori architecture
  • A small town, easy to walk or cycle
 

Marlborough

   

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest producer of wine.
There are many outstanding wineries in this region, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc.
Marlborough is also known for its green-lipped mussels. These are best enjoyed on a yacht in the sounds. Served straight from the farm with a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc to match.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • World-class Sauvignon Blanc
  • Incredible fresh seafood
  • Cruising in the Sounds
 

Nelson Tasman

   

With a sunny climate, the valley vineyards of Nelson Tasman are extremely picturesque. They yield some of the best Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as vibrant pinot noir.
Among the smaller wine regions of the country, Nelson Tasman’s wines are internationally acclaimed for their high quality. Winemakers produce wonderfully drinkable wines that stand apart from the typical commercial styles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Long golden beaches, superb kayaking
  • Picturesque valleys vineyards
  • Big on art and crafts
 

Canterbury & Kaikoura

   

No culinary visit to New Zealand is complete without sampling the delectable crayfish in Kaikoura. Ensure your clients stay at the unique Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses while they explore this bustling seafood haven.
Further south in Canterbury, your clients will find Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and fine aromatic wines from vineyards in Waimate, Cheviot and the Waipara Valley.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Picturesque landscapes. visit Akaroa and its bays
  • Unique wildlife, all year round whale watching
  • Home to stunning Botanical Gardens and Christchurch city
 

Central Otago

   

Otago is known for its spectacular vineyards, perfectly situated among lakes and gorges and surrounded by mountains.
Your clients can visit top wineries like Mt Edward Winery, Two Paddocks or Brennan Wines.  Sample award-winning Pinot Noirs by the fireplace after an adventurous day of skiing.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spectacular lakes and mountain peaks
  • Walking and adventure, endless opportunities for hiking
  • Scenic Flights, take a heli scenic light to Fiordfand
 

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