• Auckland Winery

    Henderson Valley

    Auckland Vineyard & Winery

Henderson Valley Vineyard

Our Henderson Valley Vineyard is divided into 3 blocks known as Top, Middle and Bottom. The Bottom block (pictured top) was where our pioneers planted the very first grape vines using wood from the nearby forrests as trellising. Over the years the varieties in this block have changed and today its predominantly planted in Malbec, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc and of course Muscat, trained overhead and is the oldest commercially grown grape vines in New Zealand. The soil type is alluvial and is planted along the Opanuku Creek which flows down from the famous Waitakere Ranges and into the Waitemata Harbour. The Middle Block was the second block to be planted in-front of the winery and homestead and today this block is mainly Malbec and Cabernet and finally the Top Block which was last planted in the 1980's; is very heavy-clay and planted in Chambourcin and various rare Muscat which strive growing on the elevated and sloping land.

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A Beautiful Moment

When our founder, patriarch and industry pioneer Ivan Tvrdeic left his homeland in Croatia in search for a better life on the other side of the world he left his family behind and everything he had.

While he built his new life in New Zealand his father always wondered about this land of promise far away.  One of his proudest moments was to have a chance to bring his very own father for a trip of a lifetime to New Zealand to show him our new home, the winery and the beautiful country he settled in that is New Zealand.

Pictured is our Great-Grand Father reunited with his Grandson in the 1970's driving the Massey Ferguson Tractor in the Henderson Valley Vineyard.

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