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Kumeu, West Auckland

About Kumeu:

Kumeū is a prosperous rural community in New Zealand, 25 km north-west of the centre of Auckland City.

Kumeu blends rich heritage with a picturesque landscape. The winemaking tradition of the area dates back to the 1940s, when families of Croatian descent opened the first wineries of Auckland.

Host to Auckland's oldest winery, Kumeu boasts award-winning restaurants, interesting galleries, and a range of specialty shops. Kumeu is a soothing mix of boutique wineries, orchards, and lush farmland.

History and Demographics

Originally, the district was settled by immigrants from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, many of whom were part of traditional wine-growing families.

The population of Kumeu-Huapai was 3,432 in the 2018 New Zealand census. There were 1,110 households in the area.

Education

The primary schools of the Huapai District School and the Matua Ngaru School, and the state-integrated Hare Krishna School, which is a composite school, serve Kumeu.

The majority of high-school students attend school in the nearby suburbs.

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The remnants of a #sundayfunday with matteowicks as we discussed plans for the re-opening of streathamwinehouse ✊🏻
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#socialdistancing #sunday #wine #business #wow #ganevat #albertbichot #echezeaux #kumeu #kumeuriver #coddington #eyrievineyards #friends #weekend
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2018 Kumeu River - Estate Chardonnay (90 pts) kumeu_river

ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Chardonnay from six different estate vineyards in the Kumeu Region. The vines are 7-20 years old and are planted in clay loam soils over a sandstone base. The grapes are hand-harvested, whole cluster pressed, and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wines are barrel fermented and go through 💯 malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak barrels.

👁 Pale lemon color.

👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of grapefruit pith, key lime, lemon zest, pear, yellow apple, oak, toasted nuts, whole cream, and flint.

👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol (13%), and medium- body. A medium length finish of citrus zest, toasted nuts, and flint.

🔔 The Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay offers a fantastic Quality to Price Ratio (QPR) Chardonnay. The wine is very balanced with good acidity, a creamy texture, and a reasonably ethereal body. The palate shows a gentle kiss of new oak (assuming 15-20% new oak) and endearing flinty notes on the finish. Kumeu River does a beautiful job of showcasing New World fruit with Old World winemaking sensibility across their range.

💰 ~$30

#vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #kumeuriver #nzwine #newzealandwine #chardonnay #kumeu
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Kumeu River, Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 (쿠뮤, 메이츠 빈야드 샤르도네 2017)

New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Kumeu
Chardonnay 100%
Alc. 13.5%

JS 97(Oct 18), RP 95(JC, Mar 19), CT 92, JR 17++(Sep 18)
RP 20-30(JC, Mar 19), JR 22-35(Sep 18)
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​1937년, 크로아티아 이민자 출신인 Brajkovich 가족이 북섬 오클랜드 부근의 쿠뮤(Kumeu)에 정착하며 와이너리의 역사가 시작.

손수확한 포도를 Destem 없이 그대로 압착하며, 자연 효모를 사용하여 오크통에서 발효한다고(젖산 발효 후 오크통에서 11개월 숙성).
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꽤 수준높은 뉴질랜드 와이너리의 상급 와인.

보유 중이던 마지막 한 병을 몇달 전의 어떤 모임에 도네이션으로 내놓았다.

스크류 캡.

레스토랑 조명이 어두워 정확히 알긴 어려웠지만 페일 옐로우 컬러로 짐작.

파인애플, 레몬 류의 시트러스, 감초, 흰꽃, 부싯돌과 스모키한 헤이즐넛.

강하고 Vivid하면서도 젖산발효 덕분에 부담없이 산뜻하게 다가오는 놀라운 산미, 사과와 레몬 류가 Main이 되는 Rich한 과실미, 그리고 부드러운 텍스쳐.

서늘한 곳에서 공들여 만든 느낌이 만연한 고급 화이트의 전형적인 모습들.
블라인드로 진행했는데, 아마도 눈에 쉽게 띄는 스크류 캡이 아니었다면 블라인드로 마셔본 사람들이 신대륙을 떠올리기는 어려울 것으로 짐작되는 스타일이다.

내가 블라인드로 받았다면 생또방 혹은 샤사뉴 몽라셰, 혹은 출제자가 트릭을 잘 쓰는 사람이라면 정말 섬세하게 뽑아낸 소노마의 샤르도네라 하지 않았을까 싶은.

오크 사용만 놓고 보면, 미국 화이트 중에서도 - 그나마 - 섬세한 편이라 일컬어지는 오베르(Aubert)보다 이쪽이 좀더 Subtle한 느낌.

이 바틀 기준, 시음적기의 5~6부 능선 부근을 올라가는 중.

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루벵코리아 수입품.

#wine #vino #vin #wein #winestagram #winetime #winelife #wineoclock #winelover #winetasting #instawine #winery #newzealandwine #newzealand #kumeu #chardonnay #kumeuriver #matesvineyard #whitewine #와인 #와인스타그램 #인스타와인 #와인러버 #와인테이스팅 #뉴질랜드와인 #샤르도네 #샤도네이 #화이트와인 #루벵코리아 #와인추천
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Tangerine dream from the best wedding weekend (was also quite chuffed with my DIY hair) 🧡🧡 #throwback ...

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• Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2019
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🇳🇿 > Auckland > Kumeu
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My favorite New Zealand Chardonnay!
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내가 좋아하는 뉴질랜드 샤도네이. 가성비 좀 짱먹음 👍
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어제도 멀리 서울을 비롯하여
대구, 경주, 거제 그리고 가까이는 부산에서 찾아주신 분들께 감사를 드립니다(..)

어제 하루는 오마카세보다는 보틀 판매,
아니 보틀로 오마카세가 이루어진듯 합니다.

늘 그렇듯이 보틀은 샴페인과 부르고뉴가 주종이었지만 그 가운데서도 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay의 발군~!!
칭찬합니다~^^
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#와뱅바 #와인오마카세 #와마카세 #부산와인바 #광안리와인바 #부산와인바추천 #광안리와인바추천 #샴페인 #champagne #champagnelover #버건디 #부르고뉴와인 #burgundy #kumeu
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KUMEU RIVER CODDINGTON CHARDONNAY 2016

ニュージーランドのオークランド、クメウのシャルドネ。醸造家はNZ初のMW。グリーンがかったレモンイエロー。黄桃やアプリコット、スイカズラの花、ヴァニラ、ナッツ、乳製品のニュアンス。温度が上がってオレンジ、カスタード、パイ皮のアロマも感じられる。酸と苦味のバランスがよくミネラルも豊富。エレガントで余韻が長く続き、ブルゴーニュの上質なワインを連想させます。ニュージーランドと言えば南島マールボロのSBで感動していましたが、こちら北島のオークランドのシャルドネの美味しさにも感動です。つまみはドフィノワーズ(ジャガイモのクリーム煮)、豚肉とアスパラ炒め(塩とレモン)を合わせました。

#ワイン好き
#ワイン #ワインスタグラム #ワインラバー #kumeuriver #kumeu
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There is a few of you that are new here so I thought I would introduce myself ✨ ⠀

I am Lauren, a lover of allll things beauty, especially fake tan & makeup! I also love travel, adventures, wine, music and cars. ☀️ ⠀

I have two gorgeous tiny dogs, they are chihuahua x Maltese sisters. 🐶 I live in Auckland, north/west ish. It’s a little more rural out these ways, which I love 🐄⠀

I did my makeup training 8 years ago! And seriously where did the time go?! I have since added on hair styling & range of beauty services. Brow wax & tints, lash lifts & tints, brow henna, spray tans and gel polish. These services are available in my studio, in Huapai. I also enjoy getting to travel all over the place for hair & makeup bookings💄⠀ ⠀


I’m grateful that I still love what I do and for the amazing people I've met these last 8 years. Looking forward to events and weddings picking up again so I can help you all look & feel your absolute best 💃🥳💕
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💕WE HAVE MISSED YOU 💕
And over the moon to be able to serve you again from Tuesday at level3.
#missthisteam ?
#feelingthelove #togetheragain #takeaways #coffeeforlife #foodforlife .
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blackcottagecafe midpointcafehobsonville
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#aucklandfood #aucklandfoodie #eatnz
#hobsonville #kumeu #albanynorthshore
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Westside with the hotties_mecbikes 🚴‍♀️ A good 100km ride to end the weekend 😋 #sundayhunday
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#cycling #westsidecycling #kumeu #roadbikes #cyclinglife #cyclingphotos #bunchride #cyclists #cyclingshots #cyclinggirls #cyclistsofinstagram #cyclingpics #roadbikelife #cyclingstyle #cyclingpassion #woman_on_bikes #bikeriding #sports #trainingride #bikesquad #bunchies #roadie #ridingadventures #roadcyclist #bikelife #fitnessmotivation #uphill #garminrides #stravacycling
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Oh hello springtime sun, so nice to see you 🌞🌄🌻☀️ where have you been?
Thanks for snapping a shot g_michael_a 🤠📸
#ootdpinup #pinup #pinupmodel #pinupgirl #pinupstyle #kikikisses #instafashion #instagreen #nzsummer #nz #kumeu #ootd #ootdstyle #rainbowpinup #queerpinup #springtime #strawberrydress #strawberry #gianthat #strawhat
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【Easter Monday】Enjoy Your Day🥳

Chardonnay這種提子釀製的酒,果香四溢,口感飽滿,有時還可以有奶油的口感,而這枝由人手採收方法釀製的Chardonnay,果香豐盈,正貼合這個溫暖陽光下的悠長假期!

【酒後報告】

酒色呈現清澈的稻草黃,杯邊帶點微綠,正好與身邊的綠草互相輝影。

氣味上,首先是可以找到清幽的花香,檸檬,清香怡人。蘋果,梨,蜜桃的果香互相夾擊,後段更帶點奶油香氣。

入口一刻,蜜桃的果香成熟,奶油的感覺飽滿了整枝酒的口感。中段蜜糖,檸檬和白花的清香平衡了前段的奶油飽滿,最後加上礦物感的餘韻和優雅的酸度,為這枝酒畫上完美的句號。

以質素來說,與Burgundy的Chardonnay相比,盲品的情況下真的可以難分高下。
但以性價比來說,這枝新世界的Chardonnay真的是完勝!

Wine: Kumeu River Village Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Country: NEW ZEALAND Kumeu
Grape: Chardonnay

Flavour (Nose): Jasmine, Lemon, Apple, Pear, Peach, Creamy
Flavour (Palate): Jasmine, Lemon, Peach, Creamy, Bread Dough, Mineral

Appearance: Pale Lemon
Nose Intensity: Medium-
Sweetness: Off Dry
Acidity: Medium-
Tannin: NA
Alcohol: Medium
Body: Medium
Flavour Intensity: Medium-
Finish: Medium

#ecwine #wine #winehk #葡萄酒 #白酒 #紅酒 #品酒 #wineslave #winelover #winetasting #winetime #winestagram #winelife #wineislife #hongkonger #香港人 #worklifebalance #tasting #tastingnotes #easter #復活節 #香港假期 #假期愉快 #winecation
#whitewine #newzealand #kumeu #2019 #kumeuriver #chardonnay
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• Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2019
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🇳🇿 > Auckland > Kumeu
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Great value wine! 👍
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가성비 좋은 뉴질랜드 화이트!
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Kumeu River Wines works 30 ha of vineyards on clay soils overlying a sandstone base. These soil types retain sufficient water at depth, ensuring hydration to the roots without excessive vigour. Therefore, the vineyard doesn’t require irrigation. 💦 Tag two Chardonnay lovers.
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🍷 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2019 - #NewZealand
📷 matteo_bd_wines
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Kumeu River "Hunting Hill" 2014
Brajkovich Family
Kumeu New Zealand🇳🇿
Chardonnay de viñas plantadas en 1982.
Presionadas con racimo entero para una primera fermentación y trasvase a barricas para la maloláctica. 11 meses en barrica 25% nuevas y 6 meses en tanque de acero.
Con una elegancia y complejidad que recuerda a los grandes Meursault, en cata a ciegas es uno de los pocos chardonnay que rivaliza con ellos sin complejos. 💥

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#kumeuriver #kumeu #kumeuwines #kumeuriverwines
#chardonnay #newzelandwine #chardonnayallday #huntinghill #josinhotaberneiro #cosasdeja #vinosconja #vinosconjangel #zalto #zaltoglass #zaltocarafe #zaltonz #winepics #wineenthusiast #zaltoaeration

josinhotaberneiro malauvavigo
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Ain't a NZ summer without some real fruit ice cream🍦 went out to Kumeu last weekend to philgreig_strawberrygardens 🍓 and got a Supa size strawberry ice cream in a cone. FYI regular size is actually enough 😂 but it was only 60c more for Supa size hehe
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📍 Phil Greig Strawberry Garden, Kumeu, Auckland
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Kumeu River 2020 Estate Chardonnay

Crisp and fresh, the white florals are there as per usual with Kumeu River, the acid is refined for its age, plenty going on with the fruit, there’s a touch of tang, what I loved the most was the long lemon sherbet confectionery finish. If this is how the 2020 estate shows, I can see why a certain single vineyard (Mates) is one of the best Chardonnay’s money can buy currently!

Legendary chards kumeu_river
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#kumeuriver #kumeu #newzealand #newzealandwine #chard #chardonnay #whitewine #whitewinelover #instawine #winereview #winenotes #winetasting #winery #instagram #instagood #wednesdaywine #seatatthetable #whiteburgundy #chardonnaylover #vino #wine #wineblogger #grapes #notes
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