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Harakeke Farm Wines

The historic Upper Moutere township is one of the region’s gems. It is also home to Harakeke Farm’s cellar door, housed in the beautifully restored Old Post Office. With doors opening to a tiny, fenced-in courtyard, it is a lovely site for a tasting.

Things To Know
Owners Joanne Costar and Andrew Sutherland planted their original vines in 2006. The name Harakeke represents not only the district, but also the native New Zealand flax that they are replanting in the low-lying areas of the farm. Harakeke produces four varieties – riesling, pinot noir, chardonnay and rosé.

Our Pick
Definitely the pinot noir – it’s an elegant, fragrant wine that you’ll want to take away with you.

Right alongside the cellar door is Moutere Gold, selling a vast array of artisan cheeses, preserves and oils, while further down the road is the Moutere Inn (, which lays claim to being New Zealand’s oldest pub.