Local News from Stuff: Changing Face of West Auckland’s vineyard country

The changing face of West Auckland’s vineyard country

 February 28 2016

A fast-disappearing rural scene from Lincoln Rd, which has become a retail area and major arterial and may soon have ...

A fast-disappearing rural scene from Lincoln Rd, which has become a retail area and major arterial and may soon have high density housing too.

When Auckland’s North Western Motorway began creeping out towards Henderson in the mid-1950s, winemaker Tony Soljan’s father climbed a radio mast overlooking the motorway to take some photos.

“There’s not even a car on Lincoln Rd,” recalls Soljan​ of the shots from the mast.

Soljans, one of the last vestiges of Lincoln Rd’s winemaking heritage.

“Massey was just all farms, Te Atatu was farms… so the changes are ginormous.”

Of the 50-odd wineries that once studded West Auckland emanating out from Lincoln Rd, only a couple remain….. Link Here for full story