If you’re in Auckland for a romantic weekend getaway, there’s no better activity than wine tasting in Auckland’s famous Kumeu Valley Wine Country. With 12 excellent vineyards scattered around West Auckland, the best are clustered in Kumeu Valley. The best way to visit them is a wine tour, don’t drive, or one of you will not be able to indulge fully. Nobody likes to drink alone (that’s not romantic, it’s sad). You can book a wine tour with Wineries Out West. Don’t be tempted to stay in Kumeu, though. Instead, you’ll want to book a romantic hotel in downtown Auckland.
Vineyards in Kumeu date back to 1916, and several have grown to become some of New Zealand’s most respected brands. This truely is Auckland’s heritage wine region, and very tourist friendly with most wineries open for tasting and several offering music and a great weekend day out. And whether you are from elsewhere in New Zealand or visiting from London you can always ship a case or two of you favorite Kumeu wine back home to enjoy later.
Lovers of wine may also like South Australia, or Central Otago.