Puriri Hills makes blended red wines inspired by the wines of Pomerol and St Emilion in Bordeaux. The site has a micro-climate and soil profile similar to that of nearby Waiheke Island, which already has a reputation for producing excellent red wines.
Merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon have been planted. The newer cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc plantings are top Bordeaux clones.
The vines are hand tended and hand-picked. Sustainable viticultural practices are followed as closely as possible. The wine is fermented in open topped fermenters, hand plunged and aged in 60-80% new French oak barrels. The wines are barrel aged for 18-22 months and further bottle aged for at least six months before release.
The lodge accommodation comprises one luxurious four room suite with exclusive access for guests to all the activities of the property.
Cellar door is open noon to 4PM Saturday and Sunday, most weekends. Please phone or email to confirm opening.
Puriri Hills Lodge
Only thirty minutes from Auckland’s international airport, Puriri Hills Vineyard and Lodge is set in green rolling hills southeast of the Auckland, New Zealand, just outside of the village of Clevedon. From the main road, a long driveway climbs past vineyards which produced their first handmade, blended red wine in 1999.
Relax in the casual elegance of Puriri Hills’ guest suite. Self-contained in one wing of the main house, the suite has its own entrance, a comfortable living room, a dining room with built-in kitchen facilities, two bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom looking into a private walled fern garden.
We can accommodate 2 to 4 people in the suite (or up to 6 when combined with our queen room (see below). You’ll feel completely at home amongst the furniture, art and antiques collected by the owners from all over the world.