The company’s Henderson Valley winery, vineyard and cellar door, surrounded now by suburbia, is planted mainly in Chardonnay and Pinotage. This winery in Auckland, NZ, set in the rolling countryside of Henderson Valley, has been Babich Wines’ home for more than a century. During the first half of the 20th century the Auckland region was home to over a hundred Auckland vineyards where vines thrived on the sandy loam soils over underlying clay. However, the continued expansion of Auckland City has seen the region decline as rising land values have made viticulture uneconomic in many areas. Today Auckland still remains the headquarters of some of the most established wine companies in the country with vineyards in other regions. From our Babich Cellar Door, we stock and sell an exquisite selection of white and red wines from Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay. It is here that you can find an organic Marlborough Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc or a Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay amongst the range.
Pinotage, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir – 10 hectares / 25 acres
When Josip Babich, in 1919 moved to a wilderness property in Henderson at the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, few would have envisaged that this would become the foundation stone for an impressive, high-achieving collection of New Zealand vineyards and wineries taking quality New Zealand wines to the world. The property is home to the company’s headquarters, head office, original winery, Cellar Door, bottling plant and distribution centre.
New Zealand wineries have long been cherished as some of the world’s most celebrated wine-producers. With a vast collection of vineyards boasting idyllic conditions for growing different wines, NZ is the perfect place to indulge in a rich and full-bodied or crisp and fruity drop. As passionate winemakers, Babich Wines has cemented itself as a strong contender in the wine industry on a global scale, bringing delicious Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Gris, Syrahs, Chardonnays, Merlots and Pinot Noirs from New Zealand to the world.