Anybody else tired of Wither Hills Sav? There is a bigger and better world of New Zealand and international wines out there. And, in Auckland, there’s a fabulous selection of wine bars touting these great drops. Take out a look at our pick of Auckland’s top wine bars.
Situated at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Soljans Estate Winery is the perfect venue to celebrate your special event. Soljans offers a stunning vineyard venue, sumptuous food, wine from the estate and a wealth of experience as a successful function venue. The restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch, has a Mediterranean style menu with a New Zealand twist, and pairs each dish with one of Soljans award-winning wines.
366 State Highway 16,
Life is too short to drink boring wine - Visitors to the vineyard can enjoy Ascension wines alongside meals served in our vineyard restaurant. Our talented team of chefs create flavoursome NZ cuisine from the finest local suppliers.
480 Matakana Road,
This is the hottest place in town at the moment and a great edition to the area. Thank goodness La Zeppa actually has a decent wine list, yummy tapas and good looking patrons. The wines are well priced giving a good selection from $38+.
33 Drake Street,
The Merlot Wine Café in Central Auckland is a very romantic cosy restaurant, with candlelights and smooth jazz playing. Simple but delicious home cooked style meals, serving almost 100 different NZ wines, many by the glass, getting constantly great service. Booking recommended.
23 OConnell Street,
Quad Bar in central Auckland, is an intimate bar that is distinguished by exquisite hand-made silk embroidered wallpapers and imported leather furnishings.
The main bar area is complemented by a small open-air courtyard and a private room catering for small groups.
10 Waterloo Quadrant,
Yes, it is a place for posers and overweight men doing business deals, but Soul Bar & Bistro’s wine list is impressive; the food is delicious; and oh—there’s that fabulous Viaduct Harbour view and it’s a suntrap on a fine day.
Viaduct Harbour Avenue,
An oldie, but a goodie. This place is a gem with a small but well selected wine list that places emphasis on the more well known varieties. Tabac’s environment is intimate and the service renowned in the Central Auckland scene.
6 Mills Lane,
Vino Perfavore, Orewa is an Italian inspired wine bar, with an extensive wine list
including wines of italy. Antipasto platters to enjoy in a relaxed freindly enviroment.
Maybe even a romantic ride for 2 on our custom
2 Hillary Square,
The Vintry in Matakana is not just any place and we don't sell just any wine, but the wines are available in any quantity you could desire.
All the wine we sell is very specifically, and very proudly, grown in the Matakana geographical indication.
The Vintry is designed for informal, relaxing wine consumption and retail. Our bar is decorated with used barrel staves, and our tables are made of rough-sawn rimu beams sourced from an old shearing shed. The floor is concrete and we have a real wood fire to warm the space in the cooler months.
2 Matakana Valley Road,
If you’re tired of the boring lists that seem to be replicated around town, then you’ll want to try the Wine Loft. They have an extensive range of Old World and New World wines, and are experts at describing these wines. If you’re unsure, then opt for a tasting.
67 Shortland Street,
A new and very welcome addition to the Kingsland fold. This French-style wine bar’s proposition is simple: to offer a great selection of boutique NZ & French wines and assiette’ (plate in French). The owner, Julien, certainly knows his stuff—and is happy to advise.
605 New North Road,