Welcome to Kumeu & Around
West Auckland’s main wine-producing area still has some vineyards owned by the original Croatian families who kick-started New Zealand’s wine industry. The fancy eateries that have mushroomed in recent years have done little to dint the relaxed farmland feel to the region, but everything to encourage an afternoon's indulgence on the way back from the beach or the hot pools. Most cellars offer free tastings. Kumeu itself is a rapidly expanding dormitory suburb of West Auckland, but great wine, food and beer is nearby.