The first vines planted in New Zealand were planted north of Hamilton in Rongopai. Research started in the late 1800s to identify which grape varieties are best suited to our soils and climate. Today local vineyards produce a variety of great produce.
Below are details of the wineries located in and around Hamilton.
Mystery Creek Wines
Mystery Creek Wines is a progressive, niche producer. With vineyards in the central North Island (just south of Cambridge) and Marlborough (in the Waihopai Valley) Our Waikato vines are nurtured in Horotiu sandy loam over free-draining river shingle, planted on a gentle north facing slope overlooking the Waikato River. The total planted area is 12ha. Our Marlborough vineyard (approximately 200ha (all Sauvignon Blanc)) is planted alongside the banks of the Waihopai River, in gently sloping river shingle.
Mystery Creek Road, Ohaupo
Quarry Road Estate
Waerenga Road, Te Kauwhata
The Garden Country Wines
At Vilagrad Wines the Nooyen family take enormous pride in their approach to winemaking, entertainment and hospitality. They understand that people celebrate in different ways be it a wedding, private function, business conference or Vilagrad's own April Harvest Festival. Flexibility and taking a personal interest in every event ensures that expectations will not only be met but exceeded. All that Vilagrad has to offer is just a short 15 minute drive from downtown Hamilton.