August 2014 Posts

Te Motu wins Vintner’s brunch for second consecutive year

The Vintner’s brunch requires twelve restaurants to match signature dishes with wines from twelve vineyards for 450 paying guests. The top choice in 2014 was the Prego’s Slow Braised Beef Short Rib, Beetroot Feta Puree and Crispy Polenta matched with the Dunleavy Grafter Syrah 2012. Last year Te Motu won together with Toto restaurant. Paul Dunleavy says this shows “how

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Mudbrick and Obsidian 2013 Syrah wines win Gold awards at Bragato 2014

Three of the four Gold awards given to 2013 Syrah wines at the Bragato Wine awards held in Malborough  from August 27th – 29th 2014 went to Waiheke Island wines. The Mudbrick Reserve Syrah 2013 and the Shepperd’s Point Syrah 2013 by Nick Otto at Mudbrick vineyard and the Obsidian Syrah 2013 by Mike Wood at Obsidian vineyard were awarded

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Tickets available now for the Waiheke Island of Wine Expo on September 22nd 2014

Tickets to the Waiheke Island of Wine Expo on Monday September 22nd at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour from 4:00pm to 6:30pm can be purchased for $30pp at, the Princes Wharf, Sky City and Waiheke i-SITES, the Waiheke Wine Centre, and the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. Come along and taste new release and award wining artisan wines from 17 different

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