WAIHEKE ISLAND is a sub-region of Auckland in the Hauraki Gulf on the north island of New Zealand. It is a 40-minute ferry ride from downtown. The picturesque island is home to renowned restaurants, boutique shopping, art galleries, spas, and small beach towns. 

Terroir | The warm, dry maritime climate initially encouraged the planting of both Cabernets. More recently Syrah, Chardonnay, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, Viognier and Pinot Gris have been planted.

Wine styles | Waiheke Island is home to Syrah, Chardonnay, Cabernet blends and aromatic white wines (see above).

WINERIES

Certified organic | Stonyridge

No certification | Destiny Bay. | Man O’War. | Mudbrick. | Obsidian. | Passage Rock. | Te Whau. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p276.