New Zealand – we don’t need to tell you your wine is some of the best in the world. Why not combine your next holiday with a vineyard or two?
Marlborough Vitners Hotel
Five-star rooms, five-star wines, all in a five-star location. Attention to detail is evident – mini-bars are stocked with premium New Zealand beverages while Forest and Bird toiletries are local and organic. Next-door, Vitners Restaurant offers a five-course degustation, which is paired with hand-picked vintages from nearby vineyards.
Stoneridge Estate Queenstown
Stoneridge Estate exudes romance. So much so, The Bachelor New Zealand was filmed here. The Honeymoon Cottage overlooks the vineyard, and comes complete with an outdoor hot tub, open fire, and personal chef. Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two, from the ‘Trust the Chef’ menu, which comes exactly as it sounds.
The accommodation at Millar Road is made for group escapes. Choose from the villas, or the larger Haumoana House which both offer spacious, well equipped lodgings. Design is at the heart of Millar Road, with a focus on New Zealand designed and built furniture. Artworks are rotated regularly, featuring collaborations with local galleries. Adjoining winery, Supernatural Wine Co. produces low intervention, skin fermented white wines.
Craggy Range Vineyards
This family owned winery sits at the base of Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay. Spend the day sampling Rosé and Merlot before grabbing a share plate of wood roasted pork Scotch at the winery’s restaurant, Terrôir. Next door, the Vineyard Cottages are cosy with free-standing wood burners and private terraces overlooking the vines.
Drive halfway between Queenstown and Cromwell, and you’ll arrive at Kinross Cottages. Here, the cellar door specialises in five local wine brands in addition to craft beers. Self-contained cottages are spacious and come with everything you might need for a relaxing weekend away – free WiFi, outdoor hot-tubs and BBQs.