Man O' War Vineyards, Waiheke Island

4.4
#2 of 25 in Wineries in Auckland
Find your perfect tipple at Man O' War Vineyards, a luscious array of vineyards set close to the beach of Man O' War Bay. The cedar-clad pitched roof of the tasting room creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere in which to experience the different grapes and vintages made here. The accommodating staff will talk you through the winemaking process at the vineyard as they provide you with samples and suggestions, helping you to discover the perfect bottle to take home. Try a tasting board of delicacies, expertly paired with the different wines on offer, and unwind on the grounds, enjoying sea views and panoramic perspectives of the vineyards. To visit Man O' War Vineyards and other attractions in Waiheke Island, use our Waiheke Island trip planner .
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Man O' War Vineyards Reviews
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  • We visited on a rainy day and there was plenty of undercover area to eat and drink, but we drove past the previous day when the weather was glorious and with multi-million dollar boats anchored in the...  more »
  • It's a small winery, like most on the island. The staff know there stuff which makes it worth a brief stop by.  more »
  • We had a lunch platter while having some wines on a table over looking the beach. There were a fair amount of visitors that day, enjoying the food, the view, the wine and the company. It was a bit far...  more »
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  • They have a variety of beautiful wines and it is an exceptional location, worth the trek down the 9km dirt road. It has so far been our favourite winery in Waiheke. We bought wine to take home and enjoyed a couple bottle sat on the garden area in the sun with a Man O War Platter. Our only feedback would be to have some chips or additional snacks / nibbles to go with the wine. Overall a beautiful winery and experience and even got some olive oil there too.
  • Beautiful spot on the far East side of Waiheke that holds itself in high regards. We happened to get there right as the doors opened so we didn't get to experience any of the food trucks or live music or anything they advertise. However, we did get a personable wine tasting session. Ended up leaving with a discounted bottle of wine plus some really delicious pohutukawa honey that they had for sampling.
  • Amazing place, first a quick warning; It's a fair drive to get here (by Waiheke standards) along a winding gravel/dirt road, so if you're uncomfortable with driving such roads take a bus. Back to the review, the wines are absolutely fanatic, it's a great place if you have kids as they can play on the beach or on the large lawn while you enjoy a fanatic drink. They only have platters for food, so eat before you come if you want a full meal. The staff were very helpful, if you buy something tastings are free. Definitely with a visit.
  • Could not be more beautiful of a setting. Don't let the 9.5km drive down the dirt road leading to the vineyard keep you from visiting. The tastings are complimentary and tasty, the servers knowledgeable and friendly
  • Personally I think this is the best vineyard to taste on Waiheke. It's a bit of a drive but you can taste the whole menu for free. Drink in prices are reasonable, staff actually know there stuff and are very friendly. Make sure you take a few bottles home, the cab sav was next level. The one beer they offer was average.
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