Veer off Auckland's Khyber Pass and you'll discover the wine-lover's best kept secret.
Maison Vauron has been enchanting Kiwis with their inspired French fare since 1991. Boasting the most extensive range of French wine and cheese in the country, this delightfully authentic tasting room, merchant and wine venue, is a verified slice of France in our own backyard.
The team at Maison Vauron live and breathe wine, that much is obvious. Here, you're encouraged to taste your way around the regions, from Alsace to Burgundy, discover entirely new varietals and small scale, family-owned and operated producers.
Guests are encouraged to enjoy authentic French meals dreamed up by chef Giles Papst, at the restaurant beneath the merchants, La Atelier du Fromage. If you're after a taste of France to devour at home, enjoy the incredible fromage, cured meats and gourmet goods on offer at La Fromagerie, situated alongside the restaurant.
Maison Vauron is one of those rare locales that exudes French authenticity, from the menu to the decor, the atmosphere to the staff – you'd be forgiven for forgetting you weren't at home and reaching for your French language pocket book.
To celebrate our favourite French escape, we're giving one Dish reader the chance to win a $150 voucher to spend in store or online at Maison Vauron. Our lucky winner is entitled to redeem their prize on product at Maison Vauron, La Fromagerie or dining at L'Atelier du Fromage.
This competition has now closed.