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Explore Waiheke Wine & Food Festival – tickets on sale now

An unmissable summer’s day out on Waiheke Island, taste boutique Waiheke wines and artisan food in one location, while basking in the sounds of some top live music. Kicking off at 11am until 5:30pm on Saturday 2 April, enjoy gourmet food and wine with a live soundtrack of musicians, including internationally renowned Nathan Haines band, Aaron Carpenter & the Revelators,

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Explore raises a glass to Waiheke Wine & Food Festival

Waiheke ferry operator Explore Group continues to make waves on the Hauraki Gulf becoming naming rights sponsor of the Waiheke Wine & Food Festival. The three year commitment to the April festival reflects Explore’s growing market share on the competitive Waiheke route and the company’s on-going support and dedication to the island community. Explore already work closely with a number

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Waiheke Island winemaker wins again!

Patrick Newton of Mudbrick Winery has taken out the New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year Competition for the second year in a row. Thirty-three year old Mr Newton was named as the first ever Young Winemaker of the Year in 2014 and this year took out the top spot again with a 2014 Chardonnay, a 2014 Syrah and a

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Waiheke Island of Wine Expo – Monday October 12th 2015

18 Waiheke Island vineyards will be coming together for the annual Waiheke Island of Wine Expo on Monday October 12th at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. The doors will open from 4.00pm until 6.30pm and visitors will have the exclusive chance to sample the latest wine releases. The winemakers themselves will be present, giving guests an exciting and rare opportunity

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Poderi Crisci wins “Best Destination Dining” at Metro Restaurant Awards

Poderi Crisci were delighted to be awarded the accolade of “Best Destination Dining” at the recent Metro Magazine Restaurant of the Year awards. We are also very happy to note that amongst the 50 top restaurants in Auckland, six hailed from Waiheke Island. A signal that not only world class wines but also world class dining is putting Waiheke firmly

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