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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 “Afternoons” with Jim  Mora, the director

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 the appropriate criteria, focusing on the

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 traditional ingredients of many classic red blends of

Frank Hall, a recent client of ours was on a cruise which stopped in Auckland. He came out on tour with us here at Waiheke Island Wine Tours and later was then asked by Jane Fraser of the Sydney Morning Herald, to write a story about his most favourite excursion. Wonderfully, he chose us and we would

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 up the rear on the 12th April,

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 earn high ratings from TripAdvisor

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 this space!

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 step”. The vehicle, also a

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 providing excellent service Waiheke Island Wine Tours

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