We conduct wine tastings from our cellar door 7 days all year, no appointment is necessary. Our Cellar Door is open from 10.00 am until approximately 5pm during the summer season. At our Cellar Door you have a choice of four wine tastings- Our standard or white tasting of five wines for $10.00 per person, our red tasting of five wines for $15 per person or our premium tasting of five top wines for $20 per person. Our dedicated Cellar Door staff will conduct these tastings by pouring and telling you a little about each one as you taste your way though.
Stonyridge Vineyard was conceived and operated with the sole intention of making world-class Bordeaux-style red wine. This classic Cabernet-dominant blend is named Larose as a tribute to the rose, the most aromatic, colourful, intense, and beautiful of all flowers. Stonyridge Vineyard is a world-renowned Cabernet-blend winegrower, located on the beautiful island of Waiheke, near Auckland, New Zealand. We are dedicated to producing the finest Cabernet blends in the world (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot) using traditional winemaking.
Viticulture at Te Whau Vineyard has one aim: to produce grapes of the highest possible quality that fully reflect the characteristics of the site. Harvesting is done by hand into shallow bins to obviate any premature crushing or oxidation, and then quickly delivered to the winery. The wine will then spend between 12 and 18 months, depending on the vintage, in a mix of new and one-year-old French oak barrels, undergoing malolactic fermentation during its first winter. The wine remains in our cellar for a further six months prior to release. Production is between 500 and 800 cases a year, depending on the seasonal conditions. Sales are by mail order; at the cellar door; and at the winery restaurant and tasting-room.
Get to know our rich, complex Bordeaux-style wines a little better with The Te Motu Heritage Flight. A selection of 5 of our wines including our flagship Te Motu taken from library stock @ $20 per person. A wonderful opportunity to sample aged red wines that are not often readily available. Also available are the Dunleavy and Te Motu ranges by the glass. A Cellar Door menu is available from 12-3pm. We are open 7 days : 11am – 5pm
Cable Bay Cellar Door – Open Daily, 11am – 5pm. Come and visit us at Cable Bay to try our wines for yourself. Our new cellar door has been designed as the perfect location to enjoy and learn about wine. From its uniquely arched ceiling inspired by the wine barrels themselves, to the full length windows that reveal our working winery, our knowledgeable staff can tell you everything you could possibly need to know about our wines while you enjoy a tasting or a tour.
The Tasting Room is located in our vineyard’s original winery and is a portal to knowledge of our rich history and fine wines. Enter through our Cellar Door and enjoy a selection of our premium estate wines. Knowledgeable and passionate staff will guide you through our wine selection. Enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles and a leisurely stroll to the top of our hill to soak up our magnificent views before you leave. Tasting charge $10 per person
Family-owned Batch Winery produces wines which are crafted in small lots without compromise. Our wines seek to express the uniqueness of the land. With vines growing for twenty years Batch Winery produces estate wines under BATCH and reserve wines under THOMAS & SONS including quality Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Flora. Batch Winery is a unique addition to the Waiheke wine destination. The only winery producing and bottling sparkling wines onsite. Batch's FIZZ sparkling Rosé and Riesling wines the perfect match for summer celebrations and family holiday times.
Bond Estate is in the Onetangi wine-growing region and comprises the 4.2 hectare Miro Vineyard and the outstanding Tapas restaurant called Casita Miro. Miro is the closest vineyard to Onetangi Beach, a summer playground for holiday makers. Views from the vineyard are spectacular, looking out over the vines, the village and the sea. Grapes in the region ripen to a rare succulent intensity in the hot summer sun.The mineral rich soil provides the vines with flavour-enhancing elements. Red grapes such as Syrah and Bordeaux varietals are our focus here but we also grow beautiful Pinot Gris and a small amount of Viognier for blending. in 2015 we will add an Albarino to our portfolio, with the release of the Albarino 2014.
Frenchman Hill Estate wines are produced by renowned Waiheke winemaker Luc Desbonnets. Kiwi/ Frenchman Luc, has been responsible for the production of many of Waiheke’s most sought after still wines over the past 14 years. The Frenchmans Hill Estate wines come from two distinct vineyards designed and planted by Luc in 2006. Frenchmans Hill Estate “The 8 Vineyard” and Te Rere Cove Vineyard at the western end of Waiheke and home to the winery. These wines represent this artisan’s award winning expression of the select coastal sites on which they are grown. For those interested in ultra premium, expressive and unique wines, then a visit to the Frenchmans Tasting House is a must. Enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful tasting garden overlooking shimmering olive trees, immaculate vineyards and out over the stunning Okahuiti Creek estuary below. You may end up staying to enjoy a bottle of wine accompanied by a delicious homemade “Plat Du Jour” prepared by Anna.
Natural' wines', 'authentic wines', not 'mucked about with' wines - whatever winemakers call them, our visitors generally remark - 'Wow that's different'' or, 'I have never tasted a wine like that before''. The keys to individuality and expression of our unique terroir are growing great grapes in the vineyard using sustainable viticulture and the best of organic principles, combined with minimal intervention/additions by the winemaker ie keeping the winemaking as simple and as clean as possible. Minimal or no crushing, no fining with animal products, low sulfite protocol, nil chemical residue program, gentle hand plunging in small batches and extended cellar ageing to allow natural development. Fine wine takes time.
Woodside Hill is a small 1 Hectare vineyard located on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. The vineyard lies nestled in a larger area of native bush in association with the Whakanewha regional park. This gives the site a number of advantages; it's sheltered to the east, south and west, and it's distance to other vineyards keeps the disease pressure down. The vines planted are predominately Merlot (clone 347) - 71%, Cabernet Franc (TK05014) - 25%, and Petit Verdot (clone 400) - 4%. Open Labour Weekend - Oct 24 - 26 2pm - 5pm
Wild on Waiheke
Our vineyard at Wild on Waiheke is called Topknot Hill and our range of wines includes: Topknot Hill Sauvignon Blanc; Topknot Hill Chardonnay; Topknot Hill Rose; Topknot Hill Cabernet/merlot; Topknot Hill Syrah; Topknot Hill Pinot Gris. Our wines are made from 100% Waiheke grapes and are available for tasting or by the glass/bottle in our cafe & bar. You can also purchase our wine to takeaway at our cellar door, plus our cafe menu features wine matched perfectly to our meals.
Kennedy Point Vineyard is Waiheke Island’s only certified organic vineyard, set amongst 300 years old Pohutukawa Trees overlooking Waiheke Island’s Kennedy Bay. At our cellar door you can compliment your wine tasting experience with delicious local oysters, New Zealand cheeses and Smoked Salmon. We are open daily from 11-3pm for organic wine, olive oil, avocado oil and honey tasting.
Peacock Sky Vineyard is located in the centre of Waiheke Island with views across the Hauraki Gulf to Auckland.
The Tasting Room and adjacent Le Côté de la Colline restaurant enjoy bucolic views of the vineyard and surrounding hills, in an intimate setting cradled by lush native bush.
Sample fine wines accompanied by carefully selected food pairings in a degustation style tasting, then enjoy casual gourmet dining in one of several indoor/outdoor seating areas.
Peacock Sky produces a variety of red and white wines from Waiheke Island grown fruit, including their unique and memorable Blanc de Noirs Méthode Traditionelle.
Check the website for opening hours, reservations are recommended. Please call to discuss conference or wedding packages.
Man O War
Journey to the eastern end of Waiheke Island via the loop road, or come by sea, and you will find our Tasting Room sitting on the beach front at Man O’ War Bay, surrounded by Pohutukawa trees. You can relax on the rattan furniture in the shade of the verandah that surrounds the Tasting Room, or enjoy the sun at one of the many bench tables on the lawn. With the belief that the greatest wines of the world are made in the vineyard, each small parcel of vines are carefully tended and harvested by hand, then vinified separately, fusing classic Old World techniques with innovative New World ideas. Our winemaking team is provided with the broadest possible palette from which to blend world class wines that are unique expressions of Man O’ War.
After 20 years at Passage Rock we are proud to say our Reserve Syrah is Waiheke islands most Awarded wine with over 18 Gold Medals and 6 trophies. Our Cellar Door is access for you to taste our portfolio of finest wines amongst the backdrop of our relaxing and comfortable cellar. Come in and try a range of our highly sought after range of wines. Our friendly & knowledgeable staff will take you through a wine degustation journey. Well made wines expressing the fantastic fruit offered by our local climates and the finest touch of the wine maker. Our cellar door is currently open Thursday - Sunday 11-4pm.
Obsidian wines are the true embodiment of their place of origin. Every exquisite glass of Obsidian speaks of this unique terroir, encapsulating not only the character of the weathered soils at Onetangi, home to Obsidian’s vineyard on Waiheke Island, but the coastal beauty of the surrounding environment. Tucked away in an amphitheatre setting amongst the vines, Obsidian offers tastings in a relaxed and friendly environment. The cellar door is situated next to a wetland area and vines. Al fresco tastings are often held under the pergola. Our passionate and knowledgeable cellar door staff will take you through the range of Obsidian reserve and non reserve wines. Summer Hours: Daily 11 am - 5 pm Winter Hours: Weekends 12 pm - 4 pm
Poderi Crisci vineyard encompasses 7.7 hectares on a north facing slope set amongst a sheltered amphitheatre and a narrow rocky strip believed to be 30 million set years older than the rest of the Island. Located at the end of a country lane, Poderi Crisci is a family-owned vineyard and restaurant with Italian flair and a passion for traditional winemaking. Our wines are lovingly produced in French oak barriques over an 18 month period in our underground cellar. Possibly the most beautiful cellar room in Waiheke. Influenced by old world styled wine and grape varieties, our wines are produced with a respect for nature and minimal intervention on the wine making process. Focus is on quality above all else with the majority of vineyard work carried out by hand.
Waiheke Wine Centre
Welcome to the Waiheke Wine Centre, where carefully selected wines crafted from world renowned Waiheke Island and New Zealand vineyards are our specialty. With our two new Enomatic Tasting Stations you are able to try 32 different - mostly local - wines when you come in to see us. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30-19:30, Friday/Saturday 9:30-20:00, Sunday 11:00-17:00
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