Te Motu Vineyard

Te Motu Vineyard, Waiheke Island: Hours, Address, Te Motu Vineyard Reviews: 4.5/5

Te Motu Vineyard
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Tracey M
Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand37 contributions
100% awesome
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Amazing .... literally the best meal I've had on waiheke ...or anywhere. And I have a high standard!

We did trust the chef and ended up trying a lot of things we wouldn't normally eat, and everything was to die for!

The service from our Amazing waitress from the Netherlands (sorry, didn't catch the name) completed the awesomeness and was such a natural and lovely hostess

Cannot wait to go back!
Written 27 June 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia7,776 contributions
When only the best will do
May 2021
It's worth spending an hour on the ferry from Auckland just to dine at Te Motu. The ingredients are locally sourced and the wines, which come straight from the vineyard, are magnificent. The reds are rich and full of flavor. The staff are hospitable and ready to spin a yarn about Te Motu.
Written 3 June 2021
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Dee
2 contributions
Best Vineyard on Waiheke Island
May 2021
During our Wine Festival Vineyard visits, Te Motu Vineyard went above and beyond to provide professional friendly service. Great food, superb wines and fun atmosphere.
Gorgeous views, yummy fresh oysters. Ryan was very attentive and went out of his way for us. Thank you. We'll be back again soon.
Written 23 May 2021
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Rob
3 contributions
Great times and even better company
May 2021 • Couples
Great experience. Delicious food and wine, and even better service.

Highly recommend the raw fish and sour dough combo followed by the dry aged kingfish.

Better than the food was the wine and Annie's storytelling. We started with a delightful 2019 Syrah (which apparently wasn't on the menu.) We then finished things off with the tasting experience. Where we were given the special treatment of the 2012 Te Motu (great stuff) and then the 1999 on our way out. Thank you also to Brian.

Thanks Rob and Abbie
Written 9 May 2021
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dandeluxnz
Auckland Central, New Zealand127 contributions
Fantastic dinner
Jan. 2021 • Couples
Amazing winery dinner. Very friendly service and explanation of the menu. Local sourcing for menu and very passionate chef. Wines were delightful, although on the more expensive side, but you pay for quality!
Written 23 January 2021
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Rantin rover
Biggar, UK8,164 contributions
Small scale cellar door
Mar. 2020
It was a scenic short walk to Te Motu Vineyard from our first port of call of the day, Stonyridge Winery. Rolling hills, dusty track, rows of vines and a hilltop villa almost gave the impression of being in Tuscany instead of Waiheke Island.

In such glorious countryside the cellar door came as a bit of a let down set as it was in a small courtyard with no views. The cellar door itself looked like an upmarket portacabin.

We were only having a wine tasting so perhaps there are other parts to the property which feature the landscape better.

We were offered a tasting flight of four wines for $20 per person. This featured a Dunleavy rose and a Dunleavy Cab/Merlot at $35 & $45 per bottle respectively and two critically acclaimed reds - Te Motu Kokoro 2014 and Te Motu 2014 at $85 and $140 per bottle respectively.

We were served each one individually by different members of staff who gave an explanation and left us for a while to enjoy before returning with the next one in due course. It wasn't overly busy however the more knowledgeable member of staff seemed to get stuck with two other guests and those serving us dealt with most of the others. Both these members of staff were very pleasant and the young Italian woman, upon finding we were Scottish, was enthusiastic to tell us about her love of the Scottish Highlands - very endearing.

Sadly we didn't find the wines were so much to our taste (the Te Motu Kokoro being our favourite of the bunch) and we didn't make any purchases. The winery do refund the cost of a tasting with each purchase in excess of $70.

Our next stop, within walking distance between the vines, was Tantalus Estate which was quite a contrast - clearly a large budget had been spent to establish its presence.
Written 21 June 2020
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dogdadler
43 contributions
Wonderful Winery!
Mar. 2020
This winery has a wonderful vibe - the wine is delicious and the rolling hills provide the perfect backdrop for some afternoon drinking. The waitress was extremely friendly and personable. I would highly recommend this spot!
Written 14 March 2020
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Jacob A
Aarhus, Denmark18 contributions
Lunch and wine
Feb. 2020 • Family
What a wonderful lunch!
Everything just came together with really friendly service, fantastic food and delicious wine.
The tapas styled food really tasteful and very well combined - accompanied by the 2013 Te Motu this was just perfect.
Staff continuously paid attention - even played a round of cards with our children.
If you get the chance visit this great place!
(Only pictures of the dessert)
Written 21 February 2020
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rdubbs08
Edmond, OK5,345 contributions
An Excellent First Stop on 3 Cellar Tour
Feb. 2020
Our first stop of the day on Waiheke Island was Te Motu. As the third oldest vineyard on the island, Te Motu offers a lovely property and delightful tasting. The patio where we did our tasting was intimate and casual, with beautiful vineyard surroundings. The wines were all delightful - we started with a rose and finished with their flagship label, Te Motu. The Te Motu was SO good, we ended up returning towards the end of the day to purchase a bottle of the 2009 to return home to the U.S. with!

Cheers!!!
Written 21 February 2020
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Arotake
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK860 contributions
Better than my last visit
Feb. 2020
Pretty good wines and very friendly, accommodating staff. A good area to sit outside whilst tasting the wines in a leisurely manner and opens until 5pm when most others close at 4.
Written 17 February 2020
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