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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – AGAIN!

Jun 19, 2016   //   by Jean   //   general news, media & pr, testimonials  //  no comments yet - make a comment

Waiheke Island Wine Tours has just received their fourth Certificate of Excellence! TripAdvisor says: ‘The prestigious Certificate of Excellence designation recognizes establishments that consistently earn great TripAdvisor reviews from travellers. Those earning the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and have continually delivered superior customer experience.’ With a passionate commitment to […]

waiheke island wine tours just keeps growing!

Jan 23, 2014   //   by Jean   //   general news  //  no comments yet - make a comment

Business is so brisk that the owners of the only Qualmark-accredited wine tour business on Waiheke Island have invested in a second vehicle.  “We started keeping track of how much business we were turning away” said owner Wayne Eagleton “and decided that it was the time to take the next […]

Waiheke Island Syrah Wines

Nov 20, 2013   //   by Jean   //   general news, media & pr  //  no comments yet - make a comment

Article written by Waiheke Island Wine Tours owner Jean Goodbrand on NewZealand.com

more success – 2013 shaping up very well!

Sep 29, 2013   //   by Jean   //   general news, media & pr, testimonials  //  no comments yet - make a comment

We were very excited to hear that we are one of four finalists in the Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards for 2013! The category we have been nominated for is “Excellence in Marketing” which is BIG cause for celebration. The winners will be announced on the 4th November, so watch […]

Enjoying success!

Jun 22, 2013   //   by Jean   //   general news, media & pr  //  no comments yet - make a comment

Things couldn’t be better for Waiheke Island Wine Tours who have just been awarded a 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Owners Wayne Eagleton and Jean Goodbrand were advised “This prestigious award placing you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently […]

2013 Vintage Report from Cable Bay Vineyards

Jun 13, 2013   //   by Jean   //   general news, media & pr  //  no comments yet - make a comment

We received this report from the team at Cable Bay in June 2013 “We harvested our first lot of Pinot Gris on the 28th February, almost 2 weeks earlier than last year! The last of the Syrah was safely brought in on the 9th April, and the Cabernet Sauvignon bringing […]

We made it to the Sydney Morning Herald!!

Mar 17, 2013   //   by Jean   //   general news, media & pr, testimonials  //  no comments yet - make a comment

Frank Hall, a recent client of ours was on a cruise which stopped in Auckland. He came out on tour with us and was then asked by Jane Fraser of the SMH to write a story about his most favourite excursion – he chose us! Check out the story below: […]

Obsidian releases “The Mayor”, a visionary red blend

Jan 4, 2013   //   by Jean   //   general news  //  no comments yet - make a comment

The new release “The Mayor” 2011 a visionary red blend now available from the Obsidian cellar door in Onetangi. The wine derives its name from Mayor Island, the reknowned source of Obsidian volcanic glass in New Zealand. So what’s ‘visionary’ about it?……. It does not contain either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot (the […]

Qualmark gives Waiheke Island Wine Tours the seal of approval

Apr 5, 2012   //   by Jean   //   general news, media & pr  //  no comments yet - make a comment

Waiheke Island Wine Tours has been recognised as one of the country’s leading tourism operators by Qualmark – New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance, and is the first Waiheke Island tour operator to be granted this prestigious mark. The company underwent a comprehensive on-site assessment to ensure it met all […]

A day out with the team from ATEED

Mar 3, 2012   //   by Jean   //   general news, media & pr  //  no comments yet - make a comment

We had the pleasure of hosting the media, trade and product teams from ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) on Valentines Day. It was a stunning summer’s day so the island was on show in all its glory.  The sea was that gorgeous turquoise-blue and the sand on the […]

Top Tourism Site Award Granted

Nov 15, 2011   //   by Jean   //   general news  //  1 comment - make a comment

We were delighted to hear that our website has won the New Zealand Tourism Guide award of the week for the Top Tourism Site! Read the story here.

Obsidian Vineyard’s Montepulciano 2010 wins another trophy

Sep 21, 2011   //   by Jean   //   general news  //  no comments yet - make a comment

When Michael Wood’s name was called out by Kingsley Wood, convenor of the NZ International Wine Competition, and he was invited up to the stage that was when Michael knew the Montepulciano had once again achieved the ultimate success. Obsidian’s Weeping Sands Montepulciano 2010 was selected by the judges as […]

Waiheke Island Vineyards “Bring ’em home” from the 2011 Bragato Awards

Sep 14, 2011   //   by Jean   //   general news  //  no comments yet - make a comment

The prestigious Bragato Wine Awards for 2011 were held at the Ellerslie Convention Centre in August. It came as no surprise that once again Waiheke Island wines are standing up and being consistently counted when it comes to winning wine awards. Mudbrick Vineyard was noticeable in the line-up when they […]

Obsidian scoops awards at Spiegelau

Jul 17, 2011   //   by Jean   //   general news  //  no comments yet - make a comment

Obsidian Vineyard recently recieved a Gold Medal and Trophy for their Weeping Sands Syrah 2010.  This divine wine was the star player in July 2011 at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition. At this competition syrah wines from New Zealand and shiraz wines from Australia were represented. On NZ National Radio’s […]

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