The Best Wine Bars For A Cheeky Friday Vino

Ahhhh wine the prefect way to end a long day, and what better way to celebrate surviving the week than by having a sneaky glass or two.

If you feel like you need a bit of time to relax and unwind on a Friday evening then why not switch things up and go out for a drink. New Zealand cities- Auckland and Wellington both have a great range of wine bars to suit every need.

Ortolana Auckland

Near Britomart sits Ortolana well known for its choices of wine, cocktails and smoothies. This place has a lovely atmosphere and is great for a fancy dinner.

Hippopotamus Wellington

One of Wellington’s best wine bars. This restaurant has a great selection of wines to choose from. Their cocktail bar is perfect for pre or post-dinner drinks.

The Winery Queenstown

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This is wine bar is ranked number one on Trip Adviser for bars in Queenstown. They also have some delicious mulled wine available to battle these colder months.

The Vintry Matakana

I love Matakana and it’s the perfect place for a relaxing pre-dinner drink of wine. It has a relaxing atmosphere and is right next to the local movie theatre which is a plus.

The Common Room Hastings

If you’re in Hawkes Bay The Common Room is a good wine bar for the winter. Often there’s live entertainment available and a cozy fireplace.

Ponsonby Road Bistro Auckland

Here they have a great selection of New Zealand wines. As well as some terrific wines from all around the globe.

If you’re more of a cocktail person then have a look at our list of the best places to get one.