WINE TASTINGS

CELLAR DOOR

Open Daily, 11am – 5pm

Cable Bay Vineyards welcomes visitors for wine tastings at the Cellar Door daily. Uniquely designed with an arched ceiling inspired by the wine barrels themselves, and full length windows to reveal our working winery, it’s the perfect spot to try from our range of award-winning wines.

Our friendly and knowledgeable wine specialists can talk you through Cable Bay Vineyard’s wine making philosophy and tell you everything you might possibly want to know about our wines. Bottles and cases available for purchase.

Standard Wine Tasting $10 per person

The perfect introduction to one of Waiheke Island’s top vineyards.  Learn about Cable Bay’s wine making philosophy that drives the creation of our award winning wines.  Try four of Cable Bay’s current releases. A great interlude to enjoying lunch in one of our restaurants afterwards.

  • 20-30 mins duration
  • Available to walk ins or can be booked
  • Hosted in the Cellar Door between 11am-5pm
  • $10 tasting fee refundable on purchase on two or more bottles of wine (does not apply to discounted value boxes)

Tour and Tasting $20 per person

A fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the wine-making process at Cable Bay Vineyards. You’ll begin your guided tour in the vines, move on to the inner sanctum of the winery, visit the barrel rooms to soak in the rich oak aroma, move on to the luxurious wine library and finish at the Cellar Door for a well deserved drop.  Enjoy tasting four Cable Bay current releases as your knowledgeable host talks you through each wine and answers any questions you may have.

  • 45 mins (approx)
  • Available to groups of 2 to 40 people, must be pre-booked
  • Available at 11am only (available outside of this time for an additional fee and dependent on availability)
  • Hosted in the Cellar Door or separate area as convenient
  • $10 refundable on purchase on two or more bottles of wine (does not apply to discounted value boxes)
  • Weather dependent

Connoisseurs Tasting $50 per person

Treat yourself to something truly memorable. Our Connoisseurs tasting gives wine lovers the exclusive opportunity to sample our stunning Reserve label wines. The famed Waiheke Island Reserve Syrah, Waiheke Island Reserve Chardonnay and Marlborough Reserve Sauvignon Blanc are the jewels in the crown at Cable Bay. Enjoy these premium wines along with one other Cable Bay wine, a light cheese platter and a comprehensive explanation of our wine making philosophy and wines from your dedicated wine specialist.  This is a wonderful experience, not to be missed!

  • 30 mins
  • 4 wines (Waiheke Island Reserve Chardonnay, Waiheke Island Reserve Syrah, Marlborough Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and one wine from standard tasting)
  • Available to groups of 2 to 16 people, must be pre-booked
  • Served with a light cheese platter
  • $15 refundable on purchase on two or more bottles of wine (does not apply to discounted value boxes)
  • Not available on Saturdays

Wine Trivia $30 per person

If you want to add an enjoyable twist and a bit of healthy competition to your day, allow us to host a wine trivia game for your group. Divide into groups or play as individuals as one of our knowledgeable staff pour your wines blind and ask you a series of questions. With multiple choice answers, be prepared for a healthy debate to ensue! Winners can be awarded a prize at your discretion –perhaps a bottle of wine to takeaway or even a tab at the bar!  We are able to arrange this on the lawn – weather permitting.

  • 45 mins
  • Available to groups of 10 to 40 people, must be pre-booked
  • Hosted in private area