Waiheke has the perfect mico climate for growing grapes. As a result we are lucky enough to now have many fabulous vineyards right here on the island. There are now around 30 boutique wineries scattered about, many with tasting rooms, award-wining wines served in beautiful restaurants and breathtaking views.What a great reason to visit!
. Cable Bay With great views back to Auckland City and Rangitoto, watching the sunset from Cable Bay should be on your to do list. The Estate has a fine dining restaurant, as well as a more relaxed experience- The Verandah. Cable Bay also has its own Organic Garden which supplies their Resturants with fresh produce.
. Jurassic Ridge Jurassic Ridge is a famliy own and run vineyard at the Western end of the island. Visit the Cellar Door for tastings.
. Mudbrick One of the original Vineyards on the Island, Mudbrick has a Restaurant for fine dining, and The Archive, a Bar and Bistro. Situated at the North West end of the island, the vineyard enjoys fantastic 360-degree views of the gulf, Auckland and surrounding islands., and is a lovely spot to watch the sun go down after dinner, with a glass of wine. Tours and tastings available, Cellar door open 7 days a week and for tastings less than 10 guests you do not require a booking.
. Goldie Estate Centraly located with a Cellar Door and Olive Grove, Nestled among 30 acres of native bush and rolling vineyard overlooking Putiki Bay, the micro-climate provides an ideal terror for wine growing and is a wonderful spot for a wedding, or other celebrations.
Enjoy a delicious picnic among the vines, well-stocked baskets sold on-site.
. Kennedy Point Vineyard is the only certified organic vineyard on Waiheke and can be found on the southwestern side. Set amongst 300-year-old Pohutukawa trees overlooking Waiheke Island’s Kennedy Bay.
Cellar Door: At the cellar door you can complement your wine tasting experience with delicious local oysters, cheeses and smoked salmon, in a perfect setting to sample award-winning organic wines, extra virgin olive oil and Kennedy Point honey.
Stonyridge, Tantalus, Te Motu and Wild on Waiheke are all situated close to each other on Onetangi road. Now, a lovely vineyard walkway takes you from Obsidian - via Casito Miro and over to Tantalus / Te Motu / Stonyridge and Wild on Waiheke. Many other wineries can be found close by in Onetangi.
. Casita Miro Set upon a hilltop overlooking Onetangi beach, the award-winning Casita Miro Restaurant feels like an enclosed pavilion overlooking the rows of vines. The amazing food and wine are heavily influenced by Spain and the Mediterranean.
. Obsidian A quality wine crafted on the hills of Onetangi.
. Stonyridge Nestled in a shimmering valley of olive trees and colourful vines Stonyridge proposes wine tasting at the Cellar door and a Veranda Cafe for dining, private functions, and weddings.
. Tantalus A stunning recent renovation makes this winery a must see. Located in the Onetangi Valley, there are lovely outdoor and indoor spaces to enjoy wine and beer tasting. Food lovers should try the excellent restaurant.
Te Motu This beautiful estate is overlooking Onetangi Valley. Enjoy the relaxed modern-rustic atmosphere of multi award-wining restaurant The Shed, and taste acclaimed wines and fresh produce from the ever-expanding onsite gardens. Or come for a Wine tasting at the cellar door.
. Wild on Waiheke With its brewery, winery, restaurant, playground and various activities like archery, Wild on Waiheke has it all!
. Hay Paddock Wines The Cellar Door this Estate is at Rangihoua, which is already on everyone's must-visit list, with its award winning olive oil keenly sought and its beautiful gardens regularly hosting musical events and island festivals.
. Batch Winery A relaxed island-style atmosphere to taste quintessential Waiheke. Wine tasting and eating with plates to share with family and friends, and spectacular views from Coromandel to the Sky Tower.
. Destiny Bay Vineyards is a small family Estate. And a tiny, quintessential corner of Waiheke Island, gently contoured like an ancient amphitheatre, sheltering vines of impeccable lineage, where the alchemy of winemaking combines old world traditions, new world techniques, and a timeless passion for excellence.
. Frenchmans Hill 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, and out over the stunning Okahuiti Creek estuary below.
. Man O War The idyllic Man O’ War Bay is located at the very Eastern end of Waiheke Island. Begin your visit with an adventurous drive along a gravel road, encompassing wide landscape views from the tops of hills, to lush, subtropical forests. Then, sit back, relax, enjoy...
. Passage Rock One of the rare Wineries to be situated in Orapui, with bistro and cellar doors.
. Te Whau A small, boutique family vineyard and winery. With a steep, north-facing slope, it produces a genuinely Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend named "The Point", only available at their award-winning restaurant.
. View East Vineyard Located at the east end of Waiheke Island, near the small coastal settlement of Orapiu, the vineyard sits on a ridge with breathtaking views over the Waiheke Channel to Ponui, Rotoroa and Pakatoa Islands, and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsula.