Nice location as all other vineyards are here on waiheke BUT felt discriminated being the only one told no smoking allowed when the next table was smoking, waitress said she’ll tell them too but never did. I know it’s tasting but was always served the least amount. I was the only coloured person out of my group out of the whole yard at the time, today actually 15 December. Will never come back solely because of that. Bad experience just want to move on to the next vineyard. Just came from tentales they were way better! Only picked one star because I can’t select -10.
For me, I had the perfect lunch today at The Shed. Every course was cooked and tasted to perfection. The smooth chicken liver parfait was full of flavour; the lamb shoulder with smoked potatoes should be a NZ signature dish; and the feijoa sorbet with coconut tapioca was a refreshing end. Even the Waiheke sparkling water was a nice touch, it meant we could take the lovely bottle home as a souvenir. Final mention would have to be the friendliness of the staff, attentive but laid back if that makes sense.
How could we not rate this five stars? The staff catered to us perfectly, with an amazing meal and fantastic wine pairings. Great way to spend a birthday. I have to specifically mention the Californian guy who talked us through the wines. Very knowledgeable and made night one to remember.