Made my way across the island to this vinyard after reading some great reviews. Was so worth it! Such lovely staff who looked after me from the moment I arrived, had such a nice relaxing afternoon! Did a tasting with Andy who was very informative and great chat & the little food pairings with the tastings made it even more fun! Had the ravioli and the coconut mousse.. both DELICIOUS and gorgeous to look at. Did I mention the wine was amazing? Special thank you to the staff who all made me feel very welcome & to Fiona, who went above and beyond to help me get back across the island! Definitely recommend a visit when on Waiheke!
Went to a birthday lunch on Sat, 12 Jan. Where do I start, how about the salmon. This was something else. It was so over cooked. Maybe they forgot about it in the oven. This poor piece of salmon was paired with ONE tablespoon of rice and 3 leaves of salad. However, there was a chance for redemption, the signature cake. Well, turned out it was prepared with the same care as the salmon – over cooked, dry and tough. This disappointing meal cost $45. Apart from the wonderful lady who presented our wine tasting, the rest of the staff seemed non-energetic, unhelpful, and unsure about their payment systems. Such a terrible experience.
Went for a friends birthday. The maître de wasn’t very welcoming, sort of made out like she was doing us a favour and then the food was appalling. Tiny serving of dry salmon, a desert spoon of rice and a few mesculan leaves. Along with a piece of birthday cake was $45. Definitely not going back. Our orders were taken by a show of hands too. Not the kind of service you would expect from a nice vineyard.