In the past two decades Auckland’s Waiheke Island has gained recognition in terms of a top producing wine region. At less than 100 square kilometers, calling it a region may be far fetched but this island is literally blanketed in vineyards. So what is the secret in terms of producing some of the best wines in all of New Zealand? The subtropical marine climate, favorable soil structure and protective topography combined with incredible wine makers and enthusiasts have turned this island into a haven for lovers of all types of wine. Discover wineries that feature award-winning restaurants, incredible venues for weddings and some of the best glasses of wine you will ever taste. Here are the best 7 wineries to visit on this island.