We are Kim and Graham Gilkison, owners of Dancing Petrel Vineyard and Winery on Paewhenua Island, sitting in the heart of Mangonui Harbour, Northland.
We fell in love with Paewhenua Island after spending a lot of time in the area and in 2012 bought the original cottage. In 2018 we made it home and at the same time bought the vineyard that surrounded us. We both LOVE wine and are really excited to share a taste of Northland with those who visit.
The micro climate of Paewhenua Island combined with the north facing slopes provides fantastic growing conditions, producing wines we are really proud of.
Our wines have been getting very good reviews. Michael Cooper has given our Rose, Pinot Gris and Viognier all 4 stars. Our reds are due to come out in the New Year. They will be stunning.
We are open for tastings, just give me a call to organize a time for you to come and enjoy some delicious wine in the beautiful setting of Paewhenua Island.