Wine made from vegetables such as beetroot and parsnip and fruits usually prepared by your grandmother for jams and jellies lines the shelves in the Castle Rock Winery on the Coromandel.

The winery also offers a place to rest your head - a self-contained, two-bedroom unit that can sleep up to six. The winery is on SH25, 30 minutes' drive from Whitianga.

Contact: Castle Rock Winery, ph (07) 866 4570, fax (07) 866 4564, email

Castle Rock Winery