Karaka Point Vineyard
When Mik Martin planted the vines at Karaka Point Vineyard he thought of his Australian homeland, long, hot dry summers and flavoursome Shiraz to warm the soul.
Mik picked his region well, as Auckland is one of the few regions in New Zealand that will consistently ripen good Shiraz. Mik and wife Anne’s travels through Europe only encouraged their love for Bordeaux style reds; their dream came true with their first Cabernet Merlot Bordeaux Blend 1998. However the Syrah proved to be the champion of the reds with an award winning 2002. The Syrah block continues to produce amazing vintages and is always well worth the wait.
Karaka Point Vineyard’s style and character of region is evident in all of our wines from the first vintage in 1997 through to the NV Syrah / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Blend released in 1998 and the outstanding examples of Syrah. Not to be forgotten is the jewel in the crown of this gorgeous estate-the Chardonnay. Consistently superior since the first vintage in 1997 this un-oaked style has gained an enthusiastic fan club.
Karaka Point Vineyard Lodge
Karaka Point Vineyard and Lodge is European inspired boutique accommodation set in the heart of our magnificent estate.
Our guests will enjoy a decadent master suite with antiques, sumptuous linen and designer en suite. The Master Suite leads to your private French antique style living area for dining, relaxing by the fire with a good movie, or lounging back with a glass of wine, admiring the views through the orchard to the Chardonnay vines.
Enjoy breakfast served in the conservatory, perhaps followed by a morning swim in the heated indoor pool. Picnics, lunch and dinner are available to be delivered on request from our local award winning restaurants, or enjoy the house menu of the day. In the evening enjoy pre-dinner drinks at sunset in one of the many idyllic spots you will find in the majestic quarter century old gardens.