Karikari Estate – New Zealand’s Northernmost Vineyard & Winery

If it’s a sunny, still day on the Karikari Peninsula near the top of the North Island then it’s a good day to visit Karikari Estate Vineyard. Sitting up high on a hill with flowers spilling down its slopes, Karikari Estate is a beautiful spot for a glass of wine. The Karikari wines on the list included two chardonnays, a rose, and two blended reds – Toa Iti and Hell Hole, all $10 a glass.

Stunning view from Karikari Estate

Stunning view from Karikari Estate

Platters are always our choice at wineries and there are two – Artisan ($35) and Antipasti ($65). Seafood dishes, a burger, chicken salad, and pizza fill the rest of the cafe menu.

Artisan platter at Karikari Estate

Artisan platter at Karikari Estate

Seats were scarce on a busy day in late December but the local staff had the place running like a well oiled machine. The view is stunning, and Karikari makes our ‘must visit list’ for Northland, even if you don’t drink wine it’s worth visiting for the view.

On the way up to Karikari Estate

On the way up to Karikari Estate

Details
Karikari Estate is part of Peppers Carrington Resort and they are both on Matai Bay Road, Karikari Peninsula. The cafe and cellar door at Karikari Estate are closed over winter until Labour Weekend, see contact information for opening hours.

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