Set in the rolling countryside, just a short drive from central Auckland, Kumeu is NZ's oldest wine region, established by Croatian families in the 1940s. There's now a burgeoning industry of award-winning artisan winemakers, and their products can be sampled at the region's restaurants, cafes and boutique winery cellar doors. You're also welcome to stop off at Kumeu's roadside vendors, who offer a great selection of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, and don't forget to support our vital bee industry by buying fresh honey made from local flowers.