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Ahipao

Ahipao is a unique concept store on the beautiful shores of Matiatia. Our offering is broad; café and open knitwear workshop, but while diverse, each area reflects our core value of handcrafting people focused products. Ahipao means “low burning fire” in te reo, which references the light from fires lit on the shore to guide early vessels safely into the harbour. Ahipao is also the original name of the section of land that our building sits on. The name Ahipao was gifted to us from mana whenua Ngāti Paoa, as was the messaging “this is the land, this is the sea, this is me”.

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Batch Winery

Located on one of the highest points on Waiheke Island, Batch Winery is an unforgettable site with 360-degree panoramic views overlooking the Hauraki Gulf, local vineyards, and Whakanewha National Park. Our unique Waiheke Island location boasts exceptional facilities for dining, private events, special occasions or even just enjoyed with a glass of wine with a view. Our Restaurant ethos is simple, we embrace healthy, local ingredients, served in a shared family style dining environment. Our wines are batch-driven and boutique and seek to express the uniqueness of the land and a sense of origin. We put environmental sustainability as a top priority using natural methods in both the vineyard and the winery. Low yield viticultural practices, a unique individual berry selection technology, wild fermentations, French oak, and gravity-fed winery produce wonderful examples of Waiheke wines including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Flora, and Sparkling wine. Batch Winery is a place to gather and make your special day memories.

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Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant / The Archive Bar & Bistro

Mudbrick Vineyard sits on the ridge overlooking the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland city. It’s a romantic setting whether you are coming for lunch, with the stunning ocean views, or dinner whilst admiring the sun setting into the horizon, offering indoor and outdoor seating. Since its inception in 1992, the original mud brick house and vineyard has developed to include upmarket fine dining, a modern bistro, wine tasting, luxury accommodations and beautiful, manicured potager gardens. Spectacular 360 degree views of Waiheke and the surrounding islands. When Owner, Robyn Jones saw Denis O’Connor’s ‘’The Archive Wine Bar’’ in Sculpture On The Gulf 2015; she fell in love and designed the bistro around this incredible, thought provoking artwork. Each of the posters on the bar represents a different imaginary vineyard on the island – each drawing inspiration from the many real life establishments dotted around Waiheke.

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Poderi Crisci

The acclaimed Poderi Crisci Restaurant is widely recognised as one of the finest on Waiheke, with multiple National Awards Enjoy al Fresco dining all year round in this stunning location looking across the valley, with the west facing   restaurant capturing the final rays of the setting sun. The restaurant and surrounds are ideally suited for a casual lunch, family gatherings or celebrations, weddings and romantic dinners. 
The “ITALIAN LONG LUNCH “an Italian tradition faithfully recreated every day at Poderi Crisci. It’s a time to enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style.

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Sol Bar Cafe

Sol bar café is a Mediterranean-style café bar with stunning ocean view, just a short walk or bus ride from the ferry to the top of Oneroa. An ideal breakfast and lunch stop offering everything mediterranean and bursting with flavour.

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Tantalus Estate

The idyllic, sloping vineyards of Tantalus Estate lie in a gentle, picturesque and sheltered valley in Waiheke Island’s renowned wine-growing region of Onetangi. The Supreme Winner of New Zealand's Best Hospitality Venue 2019, Tantalus Estate boasts a cellar door with vineyard views, the award-winning Estate Restaurant, multiple outdoor dining areas, a craft brewery and Alibi Brewer’s Lounge restaurant, vineyard wetland walk, and state-of-the-art designed gravity-feed winemaking facility. Private dining, event and wedding options are also available. Come for a wine tasting and stay for the whole day.

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The Island Grocer

The Island Grocer is Waiheke’s own family operated deli/grocery store, jam-packed fresh with everything required to satisfy the discerning appetites of conscious eaters. Larder-up for the best in organic produce, cheese & charcuterie, artisan bread, locally made goods, and an excellent array of organic and vegan foods. While you’re here, you might as well have a coffee, craft sandwich, salad or dairy-free smoothie from our in-store cafe, Merchants. Open daily from 8. Whet your appetites on instagram @theislandgrocer.

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Waiheke Distilling Company

Enjoy the breath-taking views whilst indulging in award-winning craft distilled gin in our relaxed garden bar. Just 15 minutes from Onetangi, we offer a unique Waiheke experience that you won't want to miss. We are open for platters, tastings, cocktails and tours on selected days during the summer (October - May). Please visit our website for opening hours, events, bookings and online shop.

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Wild Estate

Wild Estate is your ultimate island destination for fine wine, great beer and good honest food. With a cool and relaxed atmosphere that combines classic Kiwi backyard with luxury vineyard. We’ve got a little something for everyone with spaces, activities and a menu to suit your vibe and pace. Wild Estate is also our boutique vineyard, where our grapes are grown on the highest quality vines from around the world, carefully tended by expert hands and vinified by award-winning winemakers. The result is a selection of stunning wines, each bringing a unique sense of place.

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Woodside Hill

"Woodside Hill is a small family owned vineyard that sits surrounded by native bush on the edge of the Whakanewha Regional Park. We specialise in wines of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with our award winning Reserve our flagship. We also make a Rosé. You’ll need transport to visit but will be rewarded by visiting a beautifully tranquil area off the beaten track. Tastings and tours are always run by the owners."

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