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Obsidian Vineyard

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Address: Te Makiri Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-372 6100
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

Obsidian wines are the true embodiment of their place of origin. Every...

Obsidian wines are the true embodiment of their place of origin. Every exquisite glass of Obsidian speaks of this unique terroir, encapsulating not only the character of the weathered soils at Onetangi, home to Obsidian's vineyard on Waiheke Island, but the coastal beauty of the surrounding environment.Tucked away in an amphitheatre setting amongst the vines, Obsidian offers wine tastings in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our knowledgeable cellar door staff will take you through a range of Obsidian Reserve & Non-Reserve wines.All are available to purchase in the shop. Winter Opening Hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm Friday through Sunday.

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Best wine we tried on the island, and the walking trail to other vineyards is brilliant. You should partner with Wai Knot with the easy walkable access to 4-5 vineyards.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best wine we tried on the island, and the walking trail to other vineyards is brilliant. You should partner with Wai Knot with the easy walkable access to 4-5 vineyards.

Thank melsoperstar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is how wine tasting used to be and I miss it! Great wine and great staff to help you learn about their wine. It's a basic setup with none of the fancy wine tasting setup that most wineries now have. I liked Obsidian very much and will go back. No food on offer, which was fine for us.

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So great I had to buy a bottle to take home, the 2014 Syrah. Tasting is $10 or free if you buy a bottle and worth lugging it back to the mainland. Lovely service, we where lucky in getting a table straight away and with the long uphill walk from the previous vineyard the cold water was greatly appreciated.

Thank Laura J
Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the wineyard trail and found this lovely place on the way. Off course we decided to try some of the wines. Very tasty wine and friendly staff. Definatly reccomend obsidian

Thank Fintan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Julia made our visit to Obsidian exceptional. Felt like we had a personal guide through the 10 wines we tasted. Exceptional hospitality and strong knowledge of the local area. She made our day when she summoned up a cheese platter with some crackers for our ravenous children. Oh yeah, and we tasted some absolutely stunning wine as well!

Thank William W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely wine tasting experience our hostess was brilliant and knowledgeable, but we do feel the $10 tasting charge, which seems to be standard across waiheke, is excessive. We ended up sharing glasses as a group of five people worked out at over $200 spent on wine tasting on our first day! We traveled from Australia to do... More 

Thank Aroundtheworldwithjo
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful staff, great knowledge of the estate and wine. You can roam the Vineyard on a self guided tour then return and purchase one of the many selections of quality wine they have to offer.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Was excited to go there as they advertised some Tempranillo and Montepulciano. However, they were just average. I've had better elsewhere. Didn't really like "The Mayor" which was mostly cab franc. Didn't like their merlot blends. However, we did grab a bottle of "The Obsidian" as it had a higher cabernet blend. It was actually good. There are other places... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Scenic and relaxing. Awesome flight for only NZ$10. Mediterranean wines. Loved the Pinot Gris and Montepulciano.

Thank Grace L
Tom M, Manager at Obsidian Vineyard, responded to this review

Hi Grace, Thanks for taking the time to write this review - it is always appreciated. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience! Please visit again some time. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Seven of us attended for a wine tasting and enjoyed 6 wines selected by the sommelier of the day. These were served with a platter of cheese, biscuits and olives. The wines were pleasant and the setting was nice amongst the grapevines.

Thank tpw226

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