Brick Bay Wines
Brick Bay Vineyard is located in the Matakana wine-growing district, an hours drive north of Auckland. Brick Bay takes it name for the bay on which it is located – an attractive small bay overlooking Kawau Island. Brick Bay is a Pinot Gris specialist. Wine writer Michael Cooper described it , in his Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2002, as having ‘Alsace like power and softness’.
In 2005 Brad Farmerie of New Yorks Public Restaurant chose a Brick Bay Pinot Gris to serve at the New Zealand Wine Lovers Dinner where it matched the First Course of smoked sea trout, fennel, and pistachio summer roll with preserved lemon yoghurt and fennel pollen. Brad commented that the Brick Bay Pinot Gris was a wonderful addition to the night and a huge hit with the guests’. Brick Bay wines are available at selected New Zealand and US outlets or direct from the winery.
The Glass House Kitchen
Discover a new world as you gaze down on The Glass House, hovering like a coloured jewel beside the vineyard, cantilevered over the waterlily-fringed lake.
This unique building is open daily year round, where you can choose to taste our range of wines, enjoy a glass as you relax on our generous decks or simply purchase bottles to take home.
Were excited to offer you our fresh new menu, showcasing local produce and seasonal ingredients.
This is truly a building for all seasons as you watch the birdlife on the lake on a summers afternoon, or feel the fury of winter as the rain lashes the lake and sends the overflow beneath you in a veritable waterfall. Metres away are the vines, with the buildings transparency letting you possibly observe the pruning process, leaf-plucking, fruit thinning, and if the time is right, the harvest itself!
Open 10-5 daily
Please allow for traffic delays on busy summer weekends and public holidays. We are only able to hold table bookings for 20 minutes.