2018 Participant: Dejeuner


Stunning Northland, the top of the North Island, is blessed with its own subtropical climate. Undeniably beautiful, wonderfully laid-back it is home to a treasure trove of food and wine delights. Northland is renowned for its spectacular coastlines, marine reserves and kauri forests. The natural landscape is Northland’s speciality. In addition to scenic offerings, Northland is home to world-class luxury resorts, golf courses, and has an abundance of walking tracks and a new cycle trail.

Māori culture is strong in Northland. The region has a rich history that ties both Maori and non-Maori (Pakeha) together. The Bay of Islands is the place where the historic signing of the Treaty of Waitangi took place in 1840.

Northland’s farmers, growers and artisan markets offer a local flavour, where you can sample regional produce and specialist food items such as macadamias, honey, seafood and cheeses. Experiencing fruit and vegetable honesty boxes and stalls on the side of the road is ‘very Northland’ as this is how locals buy some of their produce such as avocados and oranges. The first grapevines planted in New Zealand were in the Bay of Islands in 1819; with resurgence in the 1990’s Northland has emerged as an award winning wine region.

Northland’s Food & Wine Industry Collective – For producers, growers, artisan food lovers and all things food and wine!

Northland Winegrowers Association – Discover the taste of Northland, New Zealand’s oldest wine growing region.

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