Waiheke Marketplace : June 8th 2011
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 8, 2011 NEWS Waiheke Island -- there's no better place to live your life. Enjoy your piece of paradise and more with villas starting from just $299,000 Waiheke Retirement Village 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Waiheke Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. The village offers an independent retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. You can experience coastal retirement living for yourself by calling Libby on 372 2820. She can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas priced from just $299,000. energi _J11701WMP CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY • PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP CGD0035WM Expo a success say organisers Mad about merlot: Antonio Crisci pours his decanted Poderi Crisci Merlot Reserva 2009 at the Waiheke Winegrowers Expo. By GEORGE GARDNER The Waiheke Wine- growers Expo exceeded expectations'' and drew three times the public punters compared to last year. The annual event at new venue Harbourside on May 31 also attracted more traders keen to taste vintages from the 12 exhibiting wineries, and 14 wine writers including Michael Coo- per. Expo organiser Jenny Holmes says the Wel- lington Expo the week before was steady'', but Auckland was full on, from whoa to go''. Everyone was really happy with the turnout. I thought we might have some down time, but it was also constant during the day. It was buzzing.'' Waiheke Winegrowers president Mike Spratt says a number of the winegrowers poured all the wine they brought. I had to have more brought over. Next year we'll look at possibly expanding it so we have a bit more room. It exceeded our expect- ations. The general comm- ents I was hearing were the wines were excellent and it was great to be able to try them.'' Participating vine- yards were Cable Bay, Destiny Bay, The Hay Paddock, Man O War, Miro, Mudbrick, Obsid- ian, Passage Rock, Pea- cock Sky, Poderi Crisci, Stonyridge, and Te Whau. Visit www.waihekewine. co.nz to see the winegrowers' website.
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