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Wine expert says our Syrah is ‘best on Waiheke’

Wine expert says our Syrah is ‘best on Waiheke’

Check out this blog from NZ Master of Wine, Bob Campbell who has judged our Reserve Syrah 2013 and Black-label Syrah 2013 as the best examples on Waiheke!

Recent Reviews

TripAdvisor Review April 2015

TripAdvisor Review April 2015

“On arrival, we looked at the map and decided just to walk to the closest winery … Cable Bay … And we are really glad that we did.

Our friends on the tour actually picked us up when we were almost there. While they did their organized tasting, we did our own in the winery’s tasting room and really enjoyed their selection of wines. Our friends then told us they were going to stay for lunch and asked if we wanted to join them and taxi back to the ferry. We readily agreed and told them a short cut through the countryside would be only a 15 minute walk back.

What started out to be lunch and a bottle of wine turned into 3+ hours sampling a variety of Verandah’s small plates and several bottles of wine. We started with a Sauvignon Blanc, moved to a Chardonnay, then a Pinot Noir and ended with a Syrah. All were nice, drinkable wines that went well with a great selection of small plates. We had almonds, olives, a wonderful tomato, feta and watermelon salad, cured meats, prawns (probably the best thing we had), and lamb shoulder. Everything, including the view which was spectacular, was wonderful.

Afterwards, our waiter pointed us to the shortcut and we had a great nature walk through the country side back to the ferry. We only made it to one winery, but we had an excellent, memorable afternoon with our new friends at Verandah at Cable Bay Winery!”

Trip Advisor Mar 2014

Trip Advisor Mar 2014

“What a great combination of experiences. I had a lovely lunch with my wife in the restaurant – always a great place to eat with a very sophisticated menu, and great staff and service to match. Then we had time to kill, as other friends were arriving on a later ferry, so we went outside, collapsed on a bean bag, and had some more wine while looking at the amazing views. It is great to have the choice of the flash restaurant, if you want that, or the great wine bar, that also serves food, if you want to be more casual. And of course, wherever you choose to eat and drink, you have the amazing views, and art, to look at.”

Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2015

Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2015

“Such a magnificent setting: atop a broadly sweeping hill set with sculptures, vines growing to left and right, the glittering Hauraki Gulf below and the towers of the shining city beckoning in the far distance. Land your helicopter nearby or, if you’re an ordinary mortal, make the pleasant stroll up from Oneroa. The Dining Room serves smart, stylishly upmarket meals, while The Verandah, the bar next door, does small plates and you can sit inside or out. And the Cable Bay wines? Splendid.”

 

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