Waiheke wine tasting is a must do adventure for any visitor to Waiheke Island. It is located in the Waiheke district in the Hauraki Gulf. Waiheke is also known as Waiheke’s hidden gem. It is a small but spectacular community nestled on the Waiheke Island coastline between the Waiheke Peninsula and the sea. The unique coastal climate makes Waiheke a great place for sailing, kayaking, water-skiing, scuba diving, and relaxing at the beach. There are also a lot of outdoor activities that you can participate in while visiting Waiheke such as walking, mountain biking, hiking, taking part in rock climbing, or simply enjoying the beautiful scenery around you.
Waiheke is home to more than 40 wineries and you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a winery to visit. Some of the most popular Waiheke wine tasting areas include Waiheke Island, Waiheke Peninsula, Waiheke Gulf, Waiheke Valley, Diamond Harbour, or Waiheke Woods. These places have quaint, smaller vineyards with quaint, peaceful atmosphere. Waiheke wines are also aged carefully to ensure maximum flavour and flavor.
Waiheke wine tasting can be done all year around. If you are lucky enough to come during the winter, make sure you book a tour of the wineries before the snow sets in. You may find that booking a tour in the summer months is also very popular because Waiheke Island gets very warm in the winter months. If you are coming in the spring, Waiheke is a great place to visit. Waiheke starts to freeze in April and may remain a little cool in the summer months, but still has some of the best weather of the year.
Waiheke is also a wonderful place for the food and wine connoisseur. Japanese cuisine is very different to Western cuisine. Because of its many cultural influences, Waiheke wine tasting can also be very diverse. Enjoy the variety of local wines and learn about what kinds of food are best served with Waiheke wines. Be sure to stop by Waiheke market square for some authentic Japanese food.
Waiheke offers numerous day events that you can attend. These range from hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, and horseback riding. You can also visit a nature preserve called Waiheke Woods on your way to Waiheke. Many of these activities can also be enjoyed during your Waiheke wine tasting trip.
If you plan to stay in one of the accommodations available at Waiheke, you may also want to enjoy a bit of wine touring while you’re there. There are quite a few vineyards in Waiheke and several tasting rooms. Each offers a different varietals and most are open to visitors. If you love Pinot Noir or Merlot you’ll love Waiheke. You can also check out the small local wineries during your trip.
One Waiheke winery that has won several awards is Waiheke Cellars. This winery also has an interesting history. The owner, Robert Mondavi, received his certificate in economics in 1969 from Columbia University in Washington D.C. He decided to bring Waiheke to the world, but not without starting a brand new wine business. In fact, Robert Mondavi made it so his business would actually grow with the wine tasting he was doing in Waiheke, and he named his company Waiheke Cellars.
If you are looking for a Waiheke winery and tasting experience, then your best bet is to check out Waiheke Wine Tours. There are many wineries to choose from, so it is definitely possible that you will find one you like. If you don’t like wine tasting at all, don’t worry. Waiheke also has many restaurants, which also offer great food to go along with the Waiheke wine. There are plenty of things for everyone when you visit Waiheke and if you are looking to relax, have fun, and learn about the ancient cultures of New Zealand, then this is definitely the place for you!