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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

Concrete Playground Review of the Verandah

Concrete Playground Review of the Verandah

Waiheke Island’s go-to winery and restaurant Cable Bay has introduced a new outdoor kitchen to run apace with its lavish indoor sibling. While the space has always been fixture of the winery and a regular seating area for visitors, it now boasts a title ‘The Verandah’ and an equally carefree menu. Led by a wood-fired oven, the kitchen pumps out smoke-tinged pizzas, and sharing plates that retain the presentation and sophisticated flavours of The Dining Room, without the price tag…

With far-reaching views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland skyline, The Verandah has possibly one of the best views on the island to enjoy lunch. The sheltered floor space is bordered by comfortable bench seating and plenty of tables, most of which were occupied in this instance. You’ll also have to be quick to nab a bean bag on the flat grassy expanse to make the most of the afternoon sun.

All that, plus its only a short trip from Oneroa or the ferry terminal.

Concrete Playground, April 2015

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.”

 

Trip Advisor April 2014

Trip Advisor April 2014

“Fabulous atmosphere – great views – stayed for dinner and it was the most exquisite meal ever. Thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. The huge fire that we sat around pre-dinner was very welcoming and homely. Staff well trained – all in all an absolute pleasure and will be back. Agree with previous review – the rose was top notch!”

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