Waiheke Island is included in New Zealands measures to fight this pandemic We are currently in level 2 with operators using safe measures to welcome visitors International researchers - in terms of international travel to Waiheke Island please refer to the Tourism New Zealand Website for the latest information - in the mean-time we're looking after the island - please visit us when you can ! Waiheke is famous for its many vineyards producing some of New Zealand’s best wines, with many wineries such as Mudbrick and Cable Bay also boasting some of the best views of the harbor on the island. #10 of 34 Food & Drink in Waiheke Island. Waiheke is known for it’s high quality red wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. There are around 30 boutique wineries scattered about, many with tasting rooms, swanky restaurants and breathtaking views. It has the dreamiest vineyard, with an incredibly picturesque view from its restaurant, which is one of the nicest places on the island to dine (lunch only). Te Whau Vineyard and Restaurant – For more than 20 years Te Whau has been a premier vineyard and destination on Waiheke Island. Featured in this video are only 2, but the islands boasts many. Waiheke has a number of highly successful vineyards, many of which have won major international awards. By Amy Louise Baile y. November 4, 2017. Waiheke Island is only a 45-minute ferry ride from Auckland, yet a million miles away. The landscape surrounding Man O’ War Vineyards Photo: Courtesy of Man O’ War Vineyards. Waiheke Island is home to around 26 different vineyards producing a wide range of delightful varietals and distinct terroirs. The vineyard that caused the wine world to wake up to Waiheke, Stonyridge has produced vintages that have been rated among the very best on the planet. The popular island of Waiheke offers some of the leading vineyards in the Auckland region, ideal for a day trip. WAIHEKE WINERIES & VINEYARDS. The island is most noted for its red, Bordeaux-style wine, although some Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc varieties are also considered to be good. Te Whau produces ‘Bordeaux-style’ reds, a style found over much of Waiheke Island. It still retains the small, boutique family vineyard feel from their humble beginnings while still becoming one of the most renowned vineyards in the region. Tours of their cellar, vineyard, and olive grove (with two wine tastings) begin at 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday; admission is NZ$12 per person. A Guide to Waiheke Island, the Hamptons of New Zealand. Waiheke Island is well-known for being one of the best islands in the world due to its pristine beaches and—of course—world-class wineries and vineyards. Vineyards & Wineries on Waiheke Island. Waiheke Island is a haven for many local and international visitors who are looking for a laid-back escape close to the hustle and bustle of Auckland City.It’s a magical little island, only a short 30 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, where you will find world-class wineries, art … Scattered across Waiheke, many of the wineries offer tastings and often some of the best cuisine available on Waiheke is to be found at the restaurants and cafes at Waiheke's vineyards and wineries. Find out which vineyards offer wine tasting, restaurants and accommodation. We’ll go through all the vineyards where you can at least sample the flavours at their cellar doors. There are only two ways to reach this incredible winery, the first is a half an hour drive on a dirt road through lush forests and hills, and the other is to arrive by boat.The tasting room here is the only beach-front cellar door location on Waiheke Island and tastings are complimentary. The island is most noted for its red, Bordeaux-style wine, although some Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc varieties are also considered to be good. Man O’ War Vineyards.