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Man O' War Vineyards

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Address: 725 Man o'War Bay Road | Man O' War Bay, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-372 9678
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Scenic Drive

The vineyard is accessed by a very enjoyable scenic drive along a dirt road away from the weekend crowds and double-decker buses of Waiheke. It has a huge outdoor area with lots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The vineyard is accessed by a very enjoyable scenic drive along a dirt road away from the weekend crowds and double-decker buses of Waiheke. It has a huge outdoor area with lots of different seating options alongside a nice little beach. It was very busy but the staff were efficient and accommodating. We did the wine tasting and then had... More 

Thank Renaru
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant and scenic setting (beach 5 m over the road). More a winery shop that serves cold platters than a restaurant. Not the place to go if you want this as your main meal or if you are hungry. Options for kids. Would have been better if they had cleared table during the visit rather than allowing platters, plates... More 

Thank Martin M
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

You will need a 4x4 to get here but it's a magical winery on the beach in a remote bay. Wines were good and different, service lovely and the spot incredible. A jaunt but very cool and worth the trip.

Thank James B
Auckland, New Zealand
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338 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit for several reasons. The tasting room sits on lovely grounds with comfy bean bags, picnic tables and a great view of the sea. So close you could have a wine and go for a swim. They serve tasting platters to go wit some very good wines. The emphasis on good reds

Thank avb13
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

When we arrived, we were greeted by an extremely rude staff member who used profanity to make a point about parking. It was so unnecessary and a simple 'excuse me, you can't park here' for whatever reason would have sufficed. When we mentioned this to the owner, she didn't appear to be interested and laughed it off as if it... More 

Thank Rochelle B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We made the trip to Waiheke because our friends who are Auckland natives went on and on about the wine, the landscape, and the laid back good nature folks at Man O' War. What we encountered was a disaster and I would seriously 0 star the place were it not for Sarah on the staff in the wine tasting area/food... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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162 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I scored a 4 but probably more a 3.5. I can understand the attraction but it is a simple garden with benches, expensive wine and a only two or three food items to choose from. It is a long way out of town on gravel roads so unless you are in a taxi or have a sober driver its a... More 

Thank Kevin T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My wife and I drove the winding road to this superb spot after spending a couple of days on Waiheke wining and dining with friends at various establishments. Sitting outside at Man o' war on a sunny Sat arvo overlooking the bay, drinking their excellent wine and enjoying one of their platters would be hard to beat! Friendly service too.

Thank gregclinch
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very good place to stop and enjoy a glass of wine. Not more if you are driving. The wine is really excellent. We really liked the location and the view to Pakatoa and Rotoroa Island. It's not really a beach place for swimming but a very good place to stop on a day tour over the island.

Thank MichaNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Take a seat, with wine in hand and a cheese board in front of you, while gazing at the open ocean... sounds dreamy right? That's Man O' War for you!

Thank TheImpulsiveTraveler

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