Lunch - Sunset Dinner
At Thomas's Bach enjoy spectacular views from Coromandel to the Sky Tower. Relaxed ambience to dine with friends and family.
Their menu includes seasonal lunches, High Tea & Bubbles and sunset dining. Many dishes especially evening grills, are created for the shared table.
Enquire about the Batch courtesy coach.
For more information and bookings www.batchwinery.com or call 09 372 3223
My favourite is the three tier High Tea & Bubbles for lunch @ $43pp.
Casita Miro Eatery & Vineyard
Tastings - Lunch - Weekend Dinners
This beautiful Spanish restaurant and winery is all about shared dining, 'tapas' and 'raciones' (large plates). It's perfect for a fun, relaxed and social dining experience.
Casita Miro has won numerous awards, most recently the restaurant was runner up as Auckland's best Destination Restaurant for 2016 in the Metro magazine Top 50 award.
15 minutes by car or taxi.
For more information and bookings http://www.casitamiro.co.nz/ or 09 372 7854
A favourite restaurant of mine for lunch with good friends & family!
Open Saturday & Sunday 11.00am - 4.30pm (Recommend checking as seasonal hours apply)
For those interested in premium 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 olive trees, immaculate vineyards and out over the Okahuiti Creek estuary below. Stay to enjoy a bottle of wine accompanied by a delicious homemade “Plat Du Jour” prepared by Anna.
15 minutes by car or taxi.
For more information and bookings http://www.frenchmanshillestate.co.nz or 021 285 2903
My favourite place for an afternoon wine and platter.
Open 7 days 11.00am - 4.00pm
Over two hundred years after Cook first sighted Man O’ War, the owners were convinced that world class wine could be grown there, and began planting their first vines in 1993.
Enjoy a lovely drive out to the Man O' War for it's beach front tasting room with a complimentary wine tasting. You may like to stay for lunch in the alfresco dining area, choosing from their fresh seasonal lunch menu.
Arrive by car (40 min drive), boat, helicopter or seaplane!
For more information and bookings http://www.manowarvineyards.co.nz or 09 372 7257
I enjoy taking friends out to Man O' War for a relaxing afternoon under the verandah, or at a picnic table on the expansive lawn with views over the bay.
Open 7 days from 10.00am for wine tasting & bistro dining. A la carte lunch from 11.30am, dinner from 6.00pm booking essential.
Mudbrick is renowned for its breath-taking location, French-style potager gardens and hand-hewn mudbrick buildings hence the vineyard name. By day the sea and vineyard views are stunning. By night the sunset and sparking city lights make it difficult to choose between lunch and dinner dining.
For more information and bookings http://www.mudbrick.co.nz or 09 372 9050
Perfect location to enjoy a glass of wine whist watching the sunset.
Open Summer: - Daily 11am - 5pm Winter: Fri-Sun 11am - 4pm
Tucked away amongst the vines in Onetangi valley, Obsidian offers tastings in a rustic and relaxed environment.
For more information http://www.obsidian.co.nz or 09 372 6100
Guests consistently report that the Obsidian wine's were one of their favourites.
Open 7 days for Lunch and Wine Tasting from 11.30am
Stonyridge is nestled in a sheltered valley of olive trees and rows of vines. It is reminiscent or the South of France. The vineyard is the home to one of the most sort after red wines in the country, Stonyridge Larose.
For more information and bookings http://www.stonyridge.com or 09 372 8822
The meals is consistently good and lends well to a group or just a table for two.
Cellar door open daily from 11am - 5pm , Estate restaurant open daily for lunch, Friday & Saturdays Degustation Dinner, reservations recommended.
The newest addition to Waiheke Island's vineyard destinations boasts national awards in dining and cuisine, architecture and design.
For more information and bookings http://www.tantalus.co.nz or 09 372 2625
Te Motu Vineyard
Open Daily: Cellar Door 11.00am - 5.00pm
Restaurant: The Shed Wed - Sun from 12.00pm for lunch and Friday-Saturday nights for dinner.
Overlooking the picturesque Onetangi Valley, Te Motu Vineyard is one of the pioneering vineyards on Waiheke Island. To compliment their fine wines, their restaurant The Shed offers a uniquely modern take on rural NZ dining.
For more information and bookings http://www.temotu.co.nz or 09 372 6884
I love the food at The Shed and the Cellar Door have some a nice selection of small plates. Reservations are essential for the restaurant.