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Obsidian Vineyard

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Address: Te Makiri Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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+64 9-372 6100
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Obsidian wines are the true embodiment of their place of origin. Every...

Obsidian wines are the true embodiment of their place of origin. Every exquisite glass of Obsidian speaks of this unique terroir, encapsulating not only the character of the weathered soils at Onetangi, home to Obsidian's vineyard on Waiheke Island, but the coastal beauty of the surrounding environment.Tucked away in an amphitheatre setting amongst the vines, Obsidian offers wine tastings in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our knowledgeable cellar door staff will take you through a range of Obsidian Reserve & Non-Reserve wines.All are available to purchase in the shop. Winter Opening Hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm Friday through Sunday.

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Very Good Tasting

We enjoyed this tasting a lot. The server was very friendly and informative. All of the wines were very good. Only downside is that they don't have a license so you can only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeff K
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Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh
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457 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this tasting a lot. The server was very friendly and informative. All of the wines were very good. Only downside is that they don't have a license so you can only buy tastings or bottles. We bought a bottle but would have liked to have been able to purchase a glass or two.

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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great wine and fantastic service. The lady managed to squeeze us in at the end of the day. Well worth the walk.

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Thank sammie w
Tom M, Manager at Obsidian Vineyard, responded to this review

Hi - thank you for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write it. We are lucky to have such wonderful staff at the cellar door. We hope you visit again! Cheers, Tom from Obsidian More 

Southport, Australia
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93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

we did like the wines from Obsidian before. this year we already had 4 bottles of their wine that does not age to what they predict. Also there ois excessive amount of sediment in the bottles. for the price they charge, the wine is definitely not worth buying, and we will no longer support them.

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Thank Jack B
Tom M, Manager at Obsidian Vineyard, responded to this review

Dear Jack, I am very sorry to hear that you have had this experience. This is rather distressing as we pride ourselves on our wine (and its' cellaring potential). Would you please be so kind as to let us know the particulars of the wines that you were not satisfied with and we will review these from our library stocks.... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This was the best wine I think I tried on waiheke, friends and I went for a tasting which was five wines for only $10 and then if you wanted to purchase a bottle they took that off the price of the bottle!! Best value and best tasting wines overall on the island in my opinion, it is small and... More 

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Thank chrissyRichie
Tom M, Manager at Obsidian Vineyard, responded to this review

Dear Chrissy, Thank you for making the time to write such a lovely review. We appreciate the feedback! Please come back again soon. Kind Regards, Tom More 

Fontainebleau, France
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was our favorite wine tasting: the wine is coming from grapes of the island only. And they are the only one doing so. The staff is just adorable, taking their time to explain and speak about the wineyard. The setting is lovely. We loved the simplicity of the place compared to other places on the island, its authenticity. Highly... More 

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Thank Marie C
Tom M, Manager at Obsidian Vineyard, responded to this review

Hey Marie, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very fortunate to have wonderful staff at the Cellar Door - thank you for noticing! Warm Regards, Tom More 

Rockaway, New Jersey
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We spent a day on Waiheke and Obsidian had some of the better wines we tasted. Staff was quite knowledgeable as well. Small boutique producer.

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Thank Natescook
Tom M, Manager at Obsidian Vineyard, responded to this review

Hi Natescook, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. we hope you had a good time on the Island. Cheers, Tom More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this winery on Waiheke Island yesterday. Loved the wine so much we brought back a few bottles. Tragedy struck when we got off the ferry in Auckland and the bottom of the box opened, spilling wine bottles in the street! Unfortunately, one bottle didn't survive the drop. We reached out to Obsidian Vineyard to see if we could buy... More 

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Thank Scott L
Tom M, Manager at Obsidian Vineyard, responded to this review

Hey Scott, Thanks for the great review on Trip Advisor (and the one on our Facebook page). I'm glad that it all worked out and hope that you make it down our part of the world again soon. Kind Regards, Tom More 

Westfield, New Jersey
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118 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The title says it all, my wife and I loved our time at Obsidian. This is exactly what a wine tasting should be like. We arrived via the walking path between wineries and were immediately greeted with some water to quench our thirst. After an hour of tasting and conversation with the staff, we bought a few bottles and headed... More 

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Tom M, Manager at Obsidian Vineyard, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're grateful to hear such positive comments. Please visit again! Kind Regards, Tom More 

Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating. Nice wines and great service. The facility is unattractive but the experience makes up for it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Sat outside on a beautiful sunny day. Host was knowledgeable and friendly and venue was rustic. Loved their wines we tasted. Will go back!

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