Waiheke Marketplace : December 19th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 19, 2012 Waiheke Vineyard Of The Month Get your 1st Stop VIL (Very Important Local) Card and save $$$$! These cards get you 10% off everything instore, excluding instore promotions and tobacco products. Grab yours instore today -- they are free. 110 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Ph 372 5559 Purchase any bottle of Man O'War wine and go into the draw to win a voucher for two persons for an antipasto platter and a bottle of Rose' at the Man O'War tasting room 5053844AA • Sauvignon Blanc • Merlot Cabernet Franc • Pinot Gris • Rose' ISLAND businessnews WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE - PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESS SUCCESS Advertising Feature The best of food and wine Perfect match: Kennedy Point Vineyard host Susan McCarthy with her new release Kennedy Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Te Matuku oysters. Festive blossom: Kennedy Point Vineyard is home to some of the oldest pohutukawa on Waiheke Island. Food and wine under the red blossoms heralded the festive season at Kennedy Point Vine- yard's seasonal drinks. The vineyard is home to some of the oldest pohutukawa on Waiheke Island which are now in full bloom. Guests enjoyed new release Kennedy Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012 matched with Te Matuku oysters, as well as other foodie treats matched with the vineyard's rose and Red Trumpet wines. The property is also home to an olive grove which produces extra virgin olive oil pressed at Rangihoua Estate. It also boasts its own brand of honey. Kennedy Point Vine- yard is open for light lunches, wine tastings and sales from 11am to 3pm daily. It is at 44 Donald Bruce Rd. Phone 372 5600. Obsidian Vineyard celebrates new releases Taste test: New release wines include The Obsidian 2009 which is rated five stars by wine writer Michael Cooper. Wine release: Obsidian Vineyard staff member Pete Axford, right, pours a red. Food and wine matching were the order of the day at the Obsidian Vineyard new release wine cel- ebration. Wine-tasting guests were able to try 10 differ- ent new wines including the rose 2012, the pinot gris 2012, which received four stars from Raymond Chan, and the flagship Obsidian 2009, which was given five stars by wine writer Michael Coo- per. The wines were matched with tasty bites created by Rosemary Bramley. Co-owner Janet Spil- man says watch out for details of the Viva el Vino event in the new year which will feature tapas, Spanish music and a celebration of the vineyard's Mediter- ranean wines. Obsidian Vineyard is set in the Onetangi valley at the end of Te Makiri Rd, off Seaview Rd. Its cellar door is open for tastings and sales from 11am to 4pm every day. Phone 372 6100 for information. Destiny Bay wins praise Waiheke wines go from strength to strength with Destiny Bay Vineyards' Bordeaux-style cabernet blended wines being chosen for the wine cellar at the Chester Grosvenor, in Chester, England. The Simon Radley restaurant at The Chester Grosvenor hotel, a 147-year-old cultural and archi- tectural landmark, has retained its Michelin star since 1990 and is one of only 26 restaurants in the United Kingdom to be awarded four AA rosettes. Its head sommelier Garry Clark says Waiheke Island has been ''raved about'' in Britain for the outstanding quality of its wines and rich depth of winemaking. ''The wines of Destiny Bay bring that to life. They're not cheap, but the quality shines out.'' Destiny Bay's global director of sales and distribution Brett Taylor says: ''We have many prestigious restaurant listings around the world. However, Simon Radley's restaurant at The Chester Grosvenor is our first Michelin listing. It's an honour to have our wines enjoyed alongside Simon's Michelin star cuisine.'' Destiny Bay is a family owned vineyard that produces fewer than 2200 cases a year of three blends -- Magna Praemia, Mystae and Destinae. It is Waiheke Island's first fully certified sustainable winery. Winemakers toast to summer Festive drinks: Cable Bay Vineyards' Caroline and Loukas Petrou, chef Sam Clark and winemaker Neill Culley celebrate summer on the new wine bar terrace with friends. Photo: GEORGE GARDNER Drinks on the new wine bar terrace at Cable Bay Vineyards to wel- come summer in style'' was an opportunity for new owners Loukas and Caroline Petrou and winemaker Neill Culley to catch up with friends and colleagues before the busy season kicks in. Neill is a great wine- maker and it's very exciting for me and Caroline to be involved in this venture,'' Mr Petrou says. We're looking for- ward to spending more time on the island.'' Cable Bay Vineyards is a short walk from Oneroa Village at 12 Nick Johnstone Dr. It features a wine bar, tasting room and five star restaurant. It is also a popular function and wedding venue. For restaurant bookings phone 372 5889.
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