Waiheke Island is an easy ferry ride away from Auckland, a tiny micro climate idyllic for growing grapes. Because of its deep, loamy quality, Waiheke wine is prized for its crisp, clean taste. Wine tasting in Waiheke also makes exceptional and versatile wines which draw local tourists and residents to this idyllic little paradise. Waiheke Island boasts many vineyards and restaurants and visitors to Waiheke can enjoy wine sampling, a food festival and family fun activities on this island off the coast of Auckland in the South Island of New Zealand.
Waiheke is well known for its fabulous wines. With a variety of Waiheke Island wineries including award winning ones, many people travel from Auckland to visit Waiheke and sample the local wines. During their stay, visitors to Waiheke get to taste not only Waiheke Island's famous wines but also other sparkling wines from some of the best vineyards in New Zealand. This is an exciting chance for a tourist to sample some of New Zealand's fabulous wines, many of which cannot be found in Auckland but can only be offered by Waiheke Wine Tours.
The island has a number of world class Waiheke Island vineyards where Waiheke Island based vineyards and wineries have their wines served. Some of the wineries include Waiheke Valley Estate, Waiheke's Wininger Wines, Waiheke Island's Best Wines, Waiheke Distributors, Waiheke Cellars and Waiheke Winery. Of course, there are dozens more vineyards and wineries located all over Waiheke Island. It is important to make sure you check out the entire list before choosing your vineyard or winery because not all wineries are worth a stop on your Waiheke Island wine tours.
When visiting Waiheke, a great place to start is the Waiheke Island Holiday Park. This is where tourists can relax while enjoying a wide array of different wine tasting in Waiheke experiences. The tasting room offers four different rooms that each offer their own wine, along with snacks and beverages that are free. This is a great way to experience New Zealand's wine culture without having to break the bank.
Another great way to experience Waiheke Island and its wineries is by taking part in one of the island's ferry rides. The Waiheke Island Ferry Ride allows visitors to experience the beautiful scenery, fresh air, and breathtaking views of the island of Waiheke without ever having to leave the water. During the ride, visitors can stop at various places on the ferry to sample the local wines as well as some of the popular wines from around the world. This is a great way to see the island and enjoy the weather. Although ferries are not exactly cheap, they are certainly a great value when considering the scenic views that you get to enjoy.
Waiheke Island also has a number of parks that are perfect for taking in some amazing views and enjoying some nature walks. Many of these parks are located in close proximity to the ferry ride so you can simply hop on and take a trip to see the island's features. A popular park is Park which is located in Waiheke and serves as the national park that overlooks the Waiheke Gulf. This park is ideal for a day of wine tasting in Waiheke.
Waiheke Island also has a number of small family run restaurants that serve delicious seafood and excellent value wines. These restaurants often cater for private events and provide everything you need for a fabulous evening out. The Waiheke Island restaurants provide many wonderful teacher tip friendly accommodations and some of the best value wines in the country. These restaurants are easily accessible and provide an easy way to try some of the top Waiheke Island wines while enjoying fabulous views of the islands beautiful scenery.
As well as providing entertainment for your family and friends during your stay in Waiheke, there are some great vineyards and wineries that are just waiting for you. There are dozens of Waiheke Island wineries that will suit all tastes and budgets. Some of the most popular vineyards include Waiheke Island Vineyards, which has been open since 1998 and are one of the most established Waiheke Island wineries. Other popular vineyards include Waiheke Island's own Bayswater Vineyards, which have won several awards, wine tasting in Waiheke that won awards including one of the best Waiheke Island wineries in the Waiheke Island newsletter Best Wines, and Waiheke Island's Spitalian Wines which are ranked amongst the top five in Australia.