With hot, dry summers and stony soils, Waiheke is a perfect growing ground for a variety of grapes. Boutique wineries produce high-quality wines, including cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and more recently, chardonnay. Waiheke’s vineyards, wineries and olive groves are spread across the island, and many offer tasting sessions.
Waiheke Wine and Food is the your comprehensive guide to the vineyards, restaurants, cafés and bars that have made this small Island one of the world's great destinations.
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The Cable Bay winery, restaurant and cellar door are set amidst vineyards and olive groves. Enjoy stunning rural and sea views looking towards Auckland City while enjoying internationally acclaimed wines.
Nestled amongst 30 acres of rolling vineyards and native bush overlooking Putiki Bay, Goldie Vineyard is the oldest on the island and is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Syrah. We invite you to come and relax in the sun while sampling one of our famous platters and enjoying a bottle of stunning local wine. Hours: Open 7 days for wine tastings, sales and vineyard tours. Cafe Wed-Sun 12-5pm.
Syrah, Montepulciano, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc vines are planted over 155 million year old Jurassic rock. Come and taste our hand-crafted single vineyard varietals, 'blush' and rose wines and our premium extra virgin olive oil from our own press at the winery cellar door - open daily from 11-4.
The Cellar Door at Kennedy Point Winery is open every day throughout the year, 11- 3pm for wine, olive oil and honey tasting. We will resume our lunch menu from Labour Weekend 0ctober 2010.
Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, Man O' War first introduced grapes in 1993, firm in the belief that world class wines could be produced here. Since then we have carefully selected and developed almost 90 individual pockets of Man O' War's hillsides for wine growing, each chosen for the unique and exceptional qualities they bring to our wines.
Named after the Barn/House which was built from mud bricks, Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant offers a unique Waiheke wine and cuisine exprience, available all year round. Enjoy a wine tasting with their knowledgeable cellar door staff, or dine in their award winning restaurant, while soaking in the ambiance and views of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.
Obsidian Vineyard nestles in the coastal hills of the Onetangi Valley. The cellar door is open for 6 months of the year from mid Oct. to Easter and offers visitors the chance to try an award winning range of wines including Bordeaux Blends, Syrah, Montepulciano, Chardonnay, Viognier and Rose.
Passage Rock Wines was established in 1994 by David and Veronika Evans-Gander. This boutique winery is set in Te Matuku Valley and also has a cafe open to the public.
Located in the centre of Waiheke Island surrounded by lush native bush. Visit The Tasting Room to sample our fine wines, each accompanied by a complimentary food pairing. Stay for a lunch platter or enjoy our Nature Trail. Visitor accommodation available.
With spectacular views of Oneroa Bay and the Hauraki Gulf, Peninsula Estate is focused on producing single estate, world-class premium red food wines, that can be confidently cellared for many years. All wines are proudly estate grown, produced and bottled.
Poderi Crisci is a small family owned vineyard with a passion for growing Italian varietals. and olives The land that the vineyard is on is believed to be 30 million years older than the rest of Waiheke Island.
Stonyridge Vineyard is a specialist cabernet-blend winegrower producing cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot, combining traditional winemaking with meticulous organic viticulture.
Te Motu Vineyard was established by the Dunleavy family in 1989 and is noted for its fine reds, notably the Te Motu cabernet /merlot. The Shed restaurant offers superb dining and a full range of Te Motu fine wines in a relaxed vineyard setting.
With breathtaking 360° views, stunning architecture, exquisite food, and a fantastic wine list, including its own five-star wines, Te Whau Vineyard and Cafe is a truly unique wine lover's experience.
Located in the beautiful Onetangi wine growing area, enjoy complimentary tastings of our wines and boutique brewery beers made on site. Visit our "Taste Waiheke" Area to sample locally made products including award winning olive oils, dukka, sauces dips and chutneys, as well as local art and craft.
Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island on Cowes Bay Road near the small coastal settlement of Orapiu, this vineyard is situated on a ridge with breathtaking views.
International award-winning olive oils are produced at this stunning olive grove on Te Whau Peninsula. The Azzuro Store & Tasting Bar offers free tastings of 100% Waiheke olive oil and gourmet seasonings, fine alpaca clothing, tableware, bodycare and gift packs.
Rangihoua Estate had its inaugural harvest in 1997 and this was the first time that olive oil had been made on Waiheke Island. It is now a leading brand in Extra Virgin Olive Oils, and produces the most prolific award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oils in New Zealand.