Kumeu River

Located in Hawkes Bay · New Zealand

Kumeu River Wines is the property of the Brajkovich family, who focus solely on producing world-class Chardonnay from their 30 hectares of vineyards near Auckland.

When they started out in 1944, the Brajkoviches were among the pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry, and they have since become known as one of the country’s most respected producers, with a stellar international reputation.

The vineyard’s soil is of an ideal structure for growing vines, retaining water deep down even in summer, and allowing vine roots to hydrate the plant without any need for irrigation. This is crucial for the quality of Kumeu River’s grapes, which are harvested by hand to ensure a harvest of exclusively high-quality fruit.