Waiheke Wine 

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 tours, vineyards, wine tours and sandy beaches.
Vine growing was introduced in the early 1980’s as a premium wine region for the production of high quality red wines based on Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Franc and Merlot.  Over the years, Waiheke Island has expanded its varietals to include ChardonnaySyrahMontepulcianoPinot GrisSauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Semillon and Viognier.
The surrounding sea of the Hauraki Gulf has a strong influence on Waiheke Island’s climate and grape growing.  The ocean acts as both a fan and insulator allowing sea breezes to moderate rising temperatures in mid-summer with the ocean controlling falling temperatures at night.
These moderate temperatures extend longer into the early autumn ripening period of March and April, allowing later varieties to ripen fully over an extended period.  Due to the significant variations in vineyard orientation, soil structure and its long mild season, Waiheke Island can grow and ripen a wider range of grape varieties
Wineries 
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Te Motu

76 Onetangi Road, Onetangi 1971

Brilliant family owned vineyard in a stunning spot. Central and easy to buses. 

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Poderi Crisci

PODERI CRISCI, 205 AWAAWAROA RD,
AWAAWAROA BAY, WAIHEKE RD1

Famous for it's long Italian lunches.

A beautiful vineyard to spend an afternoon. 

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Tantalus

70-72 Onetangi Road, Onetangi

The new kid on the block. Tantalus offer established gardens, fabulous new age wines and it's very own Micro brewery. 

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Mudbrick

126 Church Bay Road, Oneroa

A beautifully finished vineyard with delightful interiors, established country style gardens and rooftop with wonderful views or Rangitoto. 

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Casita Miro 

3 Brown Road, Onetangi

Something for the senses! Step into a traditional European style vineyard for a taste of España 

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Man o' War

752 Man o War Bay Road, Orapiu

A special occasion vineyard nestles at the waters edge on the Eastern side of Waiheke. Grab a wine and go for a swim.