Chapter 18: Waiheke - the Island of Wine…

  Conveniently located half an hour by ferry from Auckland harbour is a paradise island covered in vineyards, my dream came true! This was a total surprise to me and made for a most enjoyable day out with old friends, and you can do several vineyards on foot which is very leisurely.

 

Conveniently located half an hour by ferry from Auckland harbour is a paradise island covered in vineyards, my dream came true! This was a total surprise to me and made for a most enjoyable day out with old friends, and you can do several vineyards on foot which is very leisurely.

  The main grape grown here is Shiraz and Cable Bay are making it in a Syrah style which is medium bodied, juicy and peppery and we really liked it. This differs hugely to the full bodied jammy styles of the Borossa Valley which is what a lot of Europeans think of as typical Australian Shiraz.

 

The main grape grown here is Shiraz and Cable Bay are making it in a Syrah style which is medium bodied, juicy and peppery and we really liked it. This differs hugely to the full bodied jammy styles of the Borossa Valley which is what a lot of Europeans think of as typical Australian Shiraz.

  Cable Bay also make a Shiraz Rosé which is light, peppery and full of refreshing red summer fruit. Being a dry style, this Rosé can happily be enjoyed on a hot summers day. Rosé (Brosé as a lot of men are now calling it) has become a popular summer drink and it is easy to see why.

 

Cable Bay also make a Shiraz Rosé which is light, peppery and full of refreshing red summer fruit. Being a dry style, this Rosé can happily be enjoyed on a hot summers day. Rosé (Brosé as a lot of men are now calling it) has become a popular summer drink and it is easy to see why.