We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Host”
Review of Te Whau Vineyard - CLOSED

Te Whau Vineyard
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The steep incline of this vineyard makes tours out of the question, but a delicious lunch on the patio, overlooking hills and water, as well as a taste of the excellent Chardonnay makes a visit here very worthwhile.
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

If you are here with a tour then Tony puts on quite a show. We were not but watched from the sidelines. Very very nice wines and wonderful views across the harbour back to Auckland

Thank Andrew C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (40)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter

31 - 35 of 40 reviews

Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Visited to see views & taste wines. We're not disappointed with views, simply stunning. Wine tasting- $9 for 4 very generous servings, wine was lovely. But there was little input, passion or interest in explaining from the host. Told to read the tasting notes. Such a contrast to Ponderi Crisci where there was such joy in sharing. Felt like they were jaded/over it and we were an inconvenient distraction.

Thank Caroline C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Probably the most impressive vineyard setting on Waiheke - which is saying something - and a restaurant which we would have really like to have eaten in based in reviews and the menu. However, of the 10 vineyards we visited it was the only one let down by the lingering scent of wine snobbery. There was none of the humility of some of the other vineyards that were producing better (and cheaper) wine. Instead there was a European stuffiness, as shown by the dogmatic and slightly tired attachment to cork over screw top. Why pay 70 dollars for a bottle here when you can pick up a trophy winner from Passage Rock for 15 dollars less?

Thank Monkey-and-Sprite
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 7, 2012

beautiful wine from beautiful surroundings. A wonderful day out, even with a small child

Thank ACR68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 26, 2012

We stopped in for a wine tasting. The prices charged for a wine tasting was rather pricey at $9.00 to taste 3 red wines. There were no palate cleansers or offers of water to rinse/cleanse the palate. The service was disappointing and quite unfriendly. There was no effort made to promote the virtues of their wine. Honestly it was possibly the worst red wines I have ever tasted: bitter, acidic and quite vinegary.

Thank marge m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ZiffleNewZealand, Owner at Te Whau Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2012

Sorry you felt the way you did tasting our wine at our little vineyard. Our wines have a national and international reputation and ratings as some of the finest examples of their kind in New Zealand. I think I would trust the experienced palates of Bob Campbell MW, Michael Cooper OM and Hugh Johnson OBE before your shallow and rather nasty, nay bitter, "critique".

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Te Whau Vineyard also viewed

Onetangi, Waiheke Island
Oneroa, Waiheke Island
 
Onetangi, Waiheke Island
Surfdale, Waiheke Island
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing