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“Good vineyard, well worth a visit.”
Review of Obsidian Vineyard

Obsidian Vineyard
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Onetangi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Auckland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good vineyard, well worth a visit.”
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Enjoyed a tasting accompanied by complimentary cheese, crackers and olives. Knowlegeable friendly staff took the time to explain the wines to us, noticed others asked the questions but staff answered those questions in the same friendly manner as the first time. Love the montipulciano and the reserve Syrah. I like the system that if you buy a bottle of wine there is no charge for the tasting. Fair enough! Lookout for this vineyard in future the wine is really good.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Great wines Very Helpful Staff Great Afternoon had by all.”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

A group of lovely friends enjoyed a great afternoon sampling excellent wines with water cheese and crackers. Very informative staff. A very small fee is charged but waived if wine is purchased. Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Cumbria
1 review
“Delightful vineyard, lovely people, lovely wines!”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We are not wine conisseurs by any means, so it was with apprehension that we went to Obsidian to do a wine tasting. There was no need for any apprehension. One of the sellers took us under wing, took us through several wines, and then some more! We learnt a lot, and there was absolutely no pressure to buy. We highly recommend a visit, and will definitely go back. Thank you Obsidian folks!

Some additional notes here in my blog post (and pictures): http://2hoomansandaspanielinnz.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/wonderful-waiheke/

Visited January 2013
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“A great Viognier 2011”
Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

One of the pleasures of traveling is to sample the local wines you cannot get back home. Coming from California we have a wide variety of wines to choose from so we tend to be picky with our wines. We were very favorably impressed with Obsidian's Viognier 2011. You can taste the freshness of the environment with the sophistication of French Oak added. While the prices of wines in general are high in New Zealand we liked this wine well enough to buy two bottles, one to enjoy on our B&B private deck watching the sunset and one to take home.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous Wines, Very Helpful Owner”
Reviewed 20 January 2013

The wine tasting was done very well with water, cheese and crackers to clear the palette afterwards/in between. 'The Mayor' and the Syrah were exceptional. The wines were the best we found on the short tour we had that day (Mudbrick, Casita Miro, Cable Bay and Obsidian.

Visited January 2013
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