Batch Winery

Lunch - Sunset Dinner

Batch Winery is your boutique state-of-the-art winery and destination restaurant on Waiheke. Their estate offers 360-degree vistas from Auckland to Coromandel. Located on one of the highest peaks on the island, Batch Winery not only features spectacular views but also award-winning wines and fantastic food!

Visit for a tasting with one of their wine ambassadors, followed by a long lunch or sunset dinner to get the full experience.

They are open 7 days a week, all year round. A must in summer when you can lounge outside in the sun, but also a go-to in winter to snuggle up in front of the fireplace.

For more information and bookings or call 09 372 3223

Casita Miro Eatery & Vineyard

Tastings - Lunch - Weekend Dinners

This beautiful Spanish restaurant and winery is all about shared dining, 'tapas' and 'raciones' (large plates). It's perfect for a fun, relaxed and social dining experience.

Casita Miro has won numerous awards, most recently the restaurant was runner up as Auckland's best Destination Restaurant for 2016 in the Metro magazine Top 50 award. 

15 minutes by car or taxi.

For more information and bookings or 09 372 7854

A favourite restaurant of mine for lunch with good friends & family!

Frenchmans Hill

Open Saturday & Sunday 11.00am - 4.30pm (Recommend checking as seasonal hours apply)

For those interested in premium and unique wines, then a visit to the Frenchmans Tasting House is a must. Enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful tasting garden overlooking olive trees, immaculate vineyards and out over the Okahuiti Creek estuary below.  Stay to enjoy a bottle of wine accompanied by a delicious homemade “Plat Du Jour” prepared by Anna.

15 minutes by car or taxi.

For more information and bookings or  021 285 2903

My favourite place for an afternoon wine and platter.

Man O'War

Open 7 days 11.00am - 4.00pm

Over two hundred years after Cook first sighted Man O’ War, the owners were convinced that world class wine could be grown there, and began planting their first vines in 1993.

Enjoy a lovely drive out to the Man O' War for it's beach front tasting room with a complimentary wine tasting.  You may like to stay for lunch in the alfresco dining area, choosing from their fresh seasonal lunch menu.

Arrive by car (40 min drive), boat, helicopter or seaplane!

For more information and bookings  or 09 372 7257

I enjoy taking friends out to Man O' War for a relaxing afternoon under the verandah, or at a picnic table on the expansive lawn with views over the bay. 


Open 7 days from 10.00am for wine tasting & bistro dining. A la carte lunch from 11.30am, dinner from 6.00pm booking essential.

Mudbrick is renowned for its breath-taking location,  French-style potager gardens and hand-hewn mudbrick buildings hence the vineyard name.  By day the sea and vineyard views are stunning.  By night the sunset and sparking city lights make it difficult to choose between lunch and dinner dining. 

For more information and bookings  or 09 372 9050

Perfect location to enjoy a glass of wine whist watching the sunset.

Obsidian Vineyard

Open Summer: - Daily 11am - 5pm Winter: Fri-Sun 11am - 4pm

Tucked away amongst the vines in Onetangi valley, Obsidian offers tastings in a rustic and relaxed environment.

For more information  or 09 372 6100

Guests consistently report that the Obsidian wine's were one of their favourites.  


Open 7 days for Lunch and Wine Tasting from 11.30am

Stonyridge is nestled in a sheltered valley of olive trees and rows of vines.  It is reminiscent or the South of France.  The vineyard is the home to one of the most sort after red wines in the country, Stonyridge Larose.

For more information and bookings  or 09 372 8822

The meals is consistently good and lends well to a group or just a table for two.  

Tantalus Estate

Cellar door open daily from 11am - 5pm , Estate restaurant open daily for lunch, Friday & Saturdays Degustation Dinner, reservations recommended.

The newest addition to Waiheke Island's vineyard destinations boasts national awards in dining and cuisine, architecture and design.

For more information and bookings  or 09 372 2625

Te Motu Vineyard

Open Daily: Cellar Door 11.00am - 5.00pm

Restaurant: The Shed Wed - Sun from 12.00pm for lunch and Friday-Saturday nights for dinner.

Overlooking the picturesque Onetangi Valley, Te Motu Vineyard is one of the pioneering vineyards on Waiheke Island.  To compliment their fine wines, their restaurant The Shed offers a uniquely modern take on rural NZ dining.

For more information and bookings  or 09 372 6884

I love the food at The Shed and the Cellar Door have some a nice selection of small plates.  Reservations are essential for the restaurant.