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Vilagrad Wines

Set in the heart of the Waikato Plains, this beautiful winery was established in 1922 and is still family-owned and operated. It continues to offer great wines and wonderful hospitality. The courtyard overlooking the home vineyard is a lovely place to sample the wines, which are made using grapes grown on that vineyard as well as those sourced from key wine regions in New Zealand.

Things to Know
The current generation of three brothers also make wines under the 3 Brothers label and in their spare time are an accomplished band, performing at the winery and other venues in the region.

Our Picks
The generously expressed Mt Pirongia Chardonnay is a popular choice by the regulars. And you should also try the Vintage Port, made from 50-year-old vines.

Experience the warm family hospitality at the popular Sunday Lunch (12pm-4pm), which is served as a buffet including spit-roast pork and lamb, and baked whole fish. Wine, Dine and Dance Fridays is a weekly event featuring the 3 Brothers Band and delectable Croatian-style platters.