Fodor's Expert Review Artisan Wines
This producer of high-quality wine uses grapes sourced from around New Zealand. Though it's open daily, coming Saturday is best because there is a busy farmers' market, and you can try a wide range of Artisan wines alongside local produce, much of it organic. There's a busy restaurant on-site as well as tasting and sales. From time to time the vineyard, which has organic status, also provides courses in things like cheese making. Allow at least 60 to 80 minutes from central Auckland because the Northwestern Motorway can be like a parking lot even at weekends.