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  1. #1
    Yves Guest

    Default Wineries on Waiheke Island

    Hi... and sorry for not having contributed actively to this NG for some
    time, but I think your advice on the following topic will be useful:

    My wife and I will be touring the North Island of NZ. We will start with
    a few days of dolce far niente on Waiheke. 23 wine estates... so we
    won't spend four days just snorkeling!

    Any clues about the wineries to visit (and those to skip) would be
    greatly appreciated - as most are unknown in Europe (I imagine they can
    easily get rid of their production in the Auckland area).

    My limited knowledge of kiwi wines tells me that almost everyone makes a
    good Sauvignon, but are there remarkable producers of Shiraz or Bordeaux
    blends on Waiheke?

    Would also be happy with some restaurant recommendations!

    All the best & thanks

    Yves

  2. #2
    greybeard Guest

    Default Re: Wineries on Waiheke Island


    "Yves" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    | Hi... and sorry for not having contributed actively to this NG for
    some
    | time, but I think your advice on the following topic will be useful:
    |
    | My wife and I will be touring the North Island of NZ. We will start
    with
    | a few days of dolce far niente on Waiheke. 23 wine estates... so we
    | won't spend four days just snorkeling!
    |
    | Any clues about the wineries to visit (and those to skip) would be
    | greatly appreciated - as most are unknown in Europe (I imagine they
    can
    | easily get rid of their production in the Auckland area).
    |
    | My limited knowledge of kiwi wines tells me that almost everyone makes
    a
    | good Sauvignon, but are there remarkable producers of Shiraz or
    Bordeaux
    | blends on Waiheke?
    |
    | Would also be happy with some restaurant recommendations!
    |
    | All the best & thanks
    |
    | Yves
    |

    Hello Yves,
    Waihekes best wines are bordeaux blends and syrahs.
    Chardonnay probably best of the whites, although some nice viognier
    examples.
    Many of the wineries have their own restaurants, and are some of the
    most popular
    and most recommended on the island. Pricing is somewhat high.

    Good starting point is;
    http://www.waihekewine.co.nz/

    My favorites are;
    www.mudbrick.co.nz
    www.kennedypointvineyard.com
    www.obsidian.co.nz
    www.stonyridge.com
    www.tewhau.com
    www.awaroa.co.nz
    www.passagerockwines.co.nz

    cheers greybeard



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    st.helier Guest

    Default Re: Wineries on Waiheke Island

    "greybeard" wrote .

    > Waiheke's best wines are bordeaux blends and syrahs.
    > Chardonnay probably best of the whites, although some nice
    > viognier examples.
    > Many of the wineries have their own restaurants, and are some
    > of the most popular and most recommended on the island.
    > Pricing is somewhat high.



    I agree with Greybeard's assessment.

    This is a great resource -
    http://www.waihekewine.co.nz/Islando...Vineyards.aspx

    Waiheke Island is an extremely popular weekend or day visit for
    Aucklanders - it is an easy half hour ferry trip from downtown Auckland.

    The (passenger) ferry arrives at Matiatia on the extreme western end of the
    island.

    There are buses available, but distances are not too difficult if you feel
    like cycling.

    I usually bring my car on the vehicular ferry, some might say laziness - I
    prefer the convenience.

    "Goldies" used to be the renowned Goldwater Estate before the owners sold
    the brand, and gifted the estate on the island to the University of
    Auckland.

    --
    st.helier


  4. #4
    Yves Guest

    Default Re: Wineries on Waiheke Island

    Thanks, St.Helier & Greybeard for the clues. Think it's gonna keep us busy!

    Yves

    On 13/02/2012 03:39, st.helier wrote:
    > "greybeard" wrote .
    >
    >> Waiheke's best wines are bordeaux blends and syrahs.
    >> Chardonnay probably best of the whites, although some nice
    >> viognier examples.
    >> Many of the wineries have their own restaurants, and are some
    >> of the most popular and most recommended on the island.
    >> Pricing is somewhat high.

    >
    >
    > I agree with Greybeard's assessment.
    >
    > This is a great resource -
    > http://www.waihekewine.co.nz/Islando...Vineyards.aspx
    >
    > Waiheke Island is an extremely popular weekend or day visit for
    > Aucklanders - it is an easy half hour ferry trip from downtown Auckland.
    >
    > The (passenger) ferry arrives at Matiatia on the extreme western end of
    > the island.
    >
    > There are buses available, but distances are not too difficult if you
    > feel like cycling.
    >
    > I usually bring my car on the vehicular ferry, some might say laziness -
    > I prefer the convenience.
    >
    > "Goldies" used to be the renowned Goldwater Estate before the owners
    > sold the brand, and gifted the estate on the island to the University of
    > Auckland.
    >
    > --
    > st.helier
    >



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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: Wineries on Waiheke Island

    On Feb 12, 4:37*am, Yves <tychonREMOVETHEOBVI...@pt.lu> wrote:
    > Hi... and sorry for not having contributed actively to this NG for some
    > time, but I think your advice on the following topic will be useful:
    >
    > My wife and I will be touring the North Island of NZ. We will start with
    > a few days of dolce far niente on Waiheke. 23 wine estates... so we
    > won't spend four days just snorkeling!
    >
    > Any clues about the wineries to visit (and those to skip) would be
    > greatly appreciated - as most are unknown in Europe (I imagine they can
    > easily get rid of their production in the Auckland area).
    >
    > My limited knowledge of kiwi wines tells me that almost everyone makes a
    > good Sauvignon, but are there remarkable producers of Shiraz or Bordeaux
    > blends on Waiheke?
    >
    > Would also be happy with some restaurant recommendations!
    >
    > All the best & thanks
    >
    > Yves


    We will be in New Zealand February 2013 but on a cruise around the
    country so may have more limited time to see wineries though will be
    trying to get to as many as possible with day trips. Also don't know
    how many wineries are short trips from Sydney as we will be there 3
    days.

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    Anders TÝrneskog Guest

    Default Re: Wineries on Waiheke Island

    I see that Hunter Valley is a 2hrs drive from Sydney and that there are at
    least 142 wineries there, so you should easily find something for you.
    Anders

    "lleichtman" <[email protected]> skrev i melding
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    On Feb 12, 4:37 am, Yves <tychonREMOVETHEOBVI...@pt.lu> wrote:
    > Hi... and sorry for not having contributed actively to this NG for some
    > time, but I think your advice on the following topic will be useful:
    >
    > My wife and I will be touring the North Island of NZ. We will start with
    > a few days of dolce far niente on Waiheke. 23 wine estates... so we
    > won't spend four days just snorkeling!
    >
    > Any clues about the wineries to visit (and those to skip) would be
    > greatly appreciated - as most are unknown in Europe (I imagine they can
    > easily get rid of their production in the Auckland area).
    >
    > My limited knowledge of kiwi wines tells me that almost everyone makes a
    > good Sauvignon, but are there remarkable producers of Shiraz or Bordeaux
    > blends on Waiheke?
    >
    > Would also be happy with some restaurant recommendations!
    >
    > All the best & thanks
    >
    > Yves


    We will be in New Zealand February 2013 but on a cruise around the
    country so may have more limited time to see wineries though will be
    trying to get to as many as possible with day trips. Also don't know
    how many wineries are short trips from Sydney as we will be there 3
    days.



  7. #7
    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: Wineries on Waiheke Island

    Anders TÝrneskog wrote:

    > We will be in New Zealand February 2013 but on a cruise around the
    > country so may have more limited time to see wineries though will be
    > trying to get to as many as possible with day trips. Also don't know
    > how many wineries are short trips from Sydney as we will be there 3
    > days.


    Yes. We were just in the Hunter and drove back to Sydney from Pokolbin,
    the "heart" of the Hunter Valley. Allot 2 hour and 20 minutes for the
    drive if you plan on obeying the speed limits.

    Mark Lipton

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