Kumeu is a refreshing blend of boutique wineries, orchards and rolling green farmland.
Kumeu is Auckland’s heritage Wine Region, the area boasts award-winning restaurants, fascinating galleries and diverse speciality shops.
Dine in style
Food and wine lovers should put Kumeu on the to-do list; the area is home to many popular cafés and restaurants, an easy 20-minute drive from Auckland’s CBD. If you’re the picnicking type, drop in to the markets and roadside vendors for the freshest seasonal produce, and in December, join the locals to pick your own strawberries (a sure-fire hit with the kids).
Savour Kumeu wine country’s finest
Try a cellar door tasting at one of Kumeu’s many boutique wineries, ranging from small artisan winemakers to some of the best-known names in wine. The scenery makes it a great area for a self-drive or join a small-group wine tour.
Mountain biking, surfing, horse treks, golf, and some of the Auckland region’s best bush and coastal walks are all on offer in the greater Kumeu area. Experience the spectacular beauty of Muriwai Regional Park and visit Muriwai Beach to check out the impressive cliff-top gannet colony.
Kumeu combines a rich history with a picturesque countryside setting and top-notch food and wine. The region’s winemaking heritage dates back to the 1930s, when families of Croatian origin opened Auckland’s first wineries. Grab a bottle or two of your favourites to take home.
After your vineyard visits, stop in at the stylish gift stores, markets, art galleries, cafés, artisan bakers and food producers. Refresh your palate with a delicious gelato, stock up on fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables at roadside vendors, or pamper yourself with a unique grape-based spa treatment.