Waiheke Island Wineries MapMap of Waiheke Island Wineries
In addition to the wines available in the supermarket and classical bottled shops, the island makes its own wines and the mixes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc are compared with similar mixes from the classical Bordeaux, the redwine capitol of the year. You can also call the Waiheke Visitor Information Artworks in Oneroa at (09) 372 9999 - free of charge from Auckland to ask where you can get a copy.
However, before visiting the island, take some thought about the beginnings of this thriving industrial sector. Kim and Jeanette Goldwater began viticulture on the island when they grew the island's first vineyards on a hillside with a view of Pukiti Bay in 1978. Most of the cultivars were Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Stephen White bounced around the globe from his race boat in 1982, creating the Stonyridge Vineyard on a hillside about a kilometer up from Onetangi Beach. He has also cultivated Bordeaux grapevines - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet France, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot - the classical mix of the best Pauillac hills.
Doug and Anne Hamilton were the third vines to plant the distinctive Pininsula Estate vineyards on the north-western tip of the island with a view of Oneroa Bay - again grape varieties that produced their first commercially produced wines in 1990. This Bordeaux style was the best and could only be purchased by post order.
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For years, it was only these three on the Waiheke Winery Trail and their high class vines were hard-fought by those who knew what was good. It is open for tastings and sale on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11.00 to 16.00 in January and February. We are open 7 nights a day a week from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Tastings and sales: Sat, Sun & holidays, 11 to 16 o'clock. According to agreement at other time. Sale of wines by arrangement. In December, January and February the sampling room is open from noon until 4 pm. Individual tastings and guided visits to the vineyards are available on demand. Tastings & sale by arrangement only.
Open every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 per capita degustation of grapes and olives. Wines for sale and degustations from 29 December only for 3 week, otherwise by arrangement. Restaurants and wineries. The hostel is open 7 nights a year. Winetasting from 10 to 16 o'clock. Dinner from 11 o'clock, dinner from 18.00 o'clock.
Guided visits for groups by arrangement. www.mudbrick.co.nz. We are open every day from 27 December to 29 January - 11.00 - 16.00. Other than that, sale of wines and degustations by arrangement only. Winetasting, sale, café, guided visits by arrangement ($7). We are open from the working weekend until the end of March, only on the weekend, from 11.00 to 16.30. Opening hours: 11.00 - 16.30, 7 nights a week. 7 nights a day.
We are open from 11.00 - 16.30, Wednesday to Sunday. www.peacockridge.co.nz. It is not open to the general public, except by prior agreement. The tasting room is open 7 nights from 11 am to 5 pm. Open every day 11. It is open from December to February for guided visits, wedding receptions, picnic and other events by appointmen. It is open every day in all seasons except Wednesday and from Thursday to Sunday in all seasons.
Tastings and sale also possible at these periods. Café, sampling room, bar, sale of wines, guided visits. We are open every day in summers from 11.00 - 17.00. From thursday to sunday from 11.00 - 16.00 (or by appointment) in hint. Hometown of the Waiheke Island Brewery and all parts of'Wild on Waiheke'.
The multiactivity centre provides a variety of outdoor and indoor sports facilities (e.g. bow hunting and Claybirdshooting) and a Taste Waiheke store where you can taste and buy traditional produce such as olives oil, sandwich spread, chutney, jam, etc. and craft. Free tastings of beers and wines. www.wildonwaiheke.co.nz.
Don't be insulted if you are asked to buy wine tastings. Tastings are high - some would say very high, but wine growers say they cannot allow themselves to give tastings of the island's finite products to all holidaymakers and tourists taking part in the wine tour, which is now one of the island's main touristic tempts.
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