THE HUNTING LODGE
With the history of The Hunting Lodge going back to 1868, almost everyone has a story to tell from over the years. The current owners’ story goes back to the 1970’s, seeing their children grow up among st the vines. Our winemakers wanted to create a range of wine that showcases the best wine regions in the country, but also captures the pioneering spirit of New Zealand wine — the search for something new and interesting.Currently we have our seasonal collection which evolves with the seasons. We also have our recently introduced expressions range which are made up of New Zealand's most celebrated and iconic wines.
305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road
CELLAR DOOR HOURS
Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday - Sunday 11am - 7pm
When Pete embarked on his OE, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to be “when he grew up”. After 6 years exploring Europe, he found his passion, not only for wine itself but for the way it connects with regional cuisine and culture. His winemaking career began by completing his Post-Graduate Diploma in Viticulture & Oenology at Lincoln University in 2003 (after already completing a degree in Journalism in 1996). The next step was an internship in South Africa under Bruce Jack of Flagstone Wines, followed by short stints in Marlborough, France, and longer ones on Waiheke Island and West Auckland. In 2013, he finally landed in Waimauku where he was Senior Winemaker of Matua’s North Island wines until the winery closed in 2016. After a brief sojourn to Marlborough, he was enticed back after hearing about the plans for opening The Hunting Lodge. Pete was excited to jump on board and help us to bring to life a new and exciting opportunity for the Auckland wine industry, wine tourism and the community and has been with us since we opened.
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