Waiheke Island of Wine
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Vineyard Overview & Contact Details

Address & Phone

Te Makiri Rd
Waiheke Island
Ph: +64 9 372 6100
Fax: +64 9 372 6106





Facilities Offered

Wine Tasting, Cellar Door Sales

Awards Won

Obsidian Syrah 2013 

Gold Medal Speigelau International Wine Competion 2014
Gold Medal Bragato Wine Awards 2014
Gold Medal New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
Obsidian Montepulciano 2013
Trophy International Red New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
Gold Medal New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
93/100 Bob Campbell
Obsidian The Mayor 2013
Gold Medal New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
Silver Medal Bragato Wine Awards 2014
Obsidian Reserve Chardonnay 2013
Gold Medal New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
19-/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
The Obsidian 2010
Gold Medal 6 Nations Wine Competition 2014
98/100 Australian Gourmet Traveller.






Opening Hours

Spring and Summer Hours
Mid October 2012 – end of March 2013
Daily, 11 am – 4 pm

Winter Hours
April – Oct 2013
Sat and Sun, 11 am – 4 pm




About Our Vineyard

Obsidian vineyard nestles in the coastal hills on the northern coast of Waiheke Island, in the Onetangi
Valley. Obsidian has developed a reputation for
exceptional quality and innovation, being the first
vineyard on Waiheke Island and the upper North Island to plant Mediterranean varieties – tempranillo and
montepulciano. Under two labels – Obsidian and
Weeping Sands – our extensive range of single vineyard wines have won numerous awards including international Trophies for the syrah and montepulciano. The range includes – syrah, bordeaux-blends, chardonnay, viognier, pinot gris, rose, tempranillo, and montepulciano.

The vineyard is named after Obsidian, a volcanic glass, which historically was highly sought after by Maori tribes. The flagship wines are labeled under the name Obsidian and mirror the beauty and the intensity of this semi-precious stone.

The wines labeled under the name Weeping Sands
represents the premium range renowned for innovation and approachability. Weeping Sands is the English translation of Onetangi, the most spectacular beach on the island.

Wine Tasting

Tucked away in an amphitheatre setting amongst the vines, Obsidian offers tasting in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our knowledgeable and passionate staff will take you through the extensive range of Obsidian and Weeping Sands wines.

Open daily 11 am – 4 pm from October to April. April – July  Sat and Sun – 11 am – 4 pm

Wines available for tasting:

The Obsidian 2009 (Cab/Merlot)

Obsidian “The Mayor” 2011

Obsidian Reserve Chardonnay 2012

Obsidian Reserve Viognier 2012

Obsidian Chardonnay 2012

Weeping Sands Montepulciano 2011

Weeping Sands Tempranillo 2011

Weeping Sands Syrah 2011

Weeping Sands Merlot 2009

Obsidian Cab/Merlot 2009

Weeping Sands Rose 2012 – SOLD OUT

Weeping Sands Pinot Gris 2012 – SOLD OUT

Obsidian Reserve Syrah 2010 – SOLD OUT