Waiheke Island - It is the third largest island in New Zealand in terms of population with 8,700 people.
It is well known for its golden sand beaches and wine.
The warm and dry weather is ideal to grow Bordeaux-style grapes.
Its major industries are wine, agriculture (including olives) and tourism.
With over 30 vineyard across the island, Waiheke produces award winning Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (red wines), Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc (white wines).