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Kennedy Point

Vineyard Overview & Contact Details

Address & Phone

44 Donald Bruce Road
Surfdale, Waiheke Island
Auckland 1081
phone 09 372-5600
Fax 09 372-6205





Facilities Offered

Wine Tasting, Vineyard Tours, Cafe, Accommodation, Organic Produce, Cellar Door Sales

Opening Hours

Open Monday to Sunday 11 to 3pm

About Our Vineyard

“A small Waiheke Vineyard has stunned the world… one of the worlds best wines has been produced by a tiny Waiheke  Island winery…SYRAH kennedy Points to red Heaven”

Gregg Ninness, Sunday Star times 26 July 2009

Kennedy Point Vineyard was established in 1996 by Neal kunimura and Susan McCarthy, and planted with Bordeaux Varieties and Syrah.  From the beginning the philosophy of this family owned vineyard has been to focus on producing the best wines from the grapes grown on these spacific sites by giving full attention to the vineyard management and wine production.  The home vineyard at Kennedy Point is now the first CERTIFIED ORGANIC vineyard on Waiheke, and a combination of organic and biodynamic meathods are used to promote vineyard health.

Today we have a family of five vineyards on Waiheke that are all hand tended under the supervision of vineyard manager Heike sonnenschein and Neal Kunimura and the grapes come under the Kennedy Point label.  The management of the vineyards is of the utmost importance to the making of great wines.  The other 4 vineyards are planted in grape varieties that have proven themselves on these spacific sites at, Oakura Bay. Jasa Vineyard, Whakarite Bay, and Whakanewa reserve.


Wine Tasting

We offer Wine and Olive Oil tasting at the cellar door.  $8.00 includes three wines and the oil tasting.

We will give private pre booked tours and tastings for $10.00 per person


We provide  tasting platters to accompany our wines.  and during the summer months the winery deck, overlooking the Bay, or the olive grove are the perfect place to relax with friends or celebrate a special occation.

Accommodation Offered

The vineyard Guesthouse is tucked at the vineyard with sea views from each room and is surrounded by a private garden area.

The house can be rented in three configurations:

A one bedroom cottage, full kitchen, dining and lounge area, a queen size bedroom with on suite.  There are two private decks off the lounge and bedroom. Accommodates two people.

A two bedroom unit with a queen bedroom, a twin bedroom, lounge and bathroom.  There is no cooking facility but you have a breakfast bar with a small frig.  There is a large private deck off the two bedrooms.  The Tui accommodates 2 to 4 people.

The complete house can be rented and will sleep 6 people.