Great quality seafood, and locally produced wines offer a taste of what the Bay of Islands is all about.
In the late 1800’s, the Croatian gumdiggers arrived in Northland, bringing their European tradition of winemaking. This has been the foundation of the New Zealand wine industry. The Bay of Islands is gaining a reputation for quality wines; with tropical Chardonnays, popular Pinot Gris and vibrant Vigoniers, leading the white wine growth. Our almost Mediterranean climate is attributed to the consistent production of Syrah’s, Pinotage’s and the popular new world red, Chambourcin.