Food and wine news

Food and wine news

Harvest 2017 may come to be viewed as the grape escape by the island's winegrowers. After an excellent fruiting season and dry January and February, hopes for a standout vintage were dashed by heavy downpours in March and early April....
A trial of a ‘pay as you feel’ dining concept using food diverted from landfills has patrons in Auckland queueing around the block. Last Monday, a team from Mudbrick restaurant and the vineyard’s Archive Bar and Bistro headed to the...

A Waiheke hospitality venture is basking in the glow of recognition businesses usually aim for - but often miss. Wild On Waiheke, which blends the island’s customary sipping and grazing with activities like archery and “Wildtag”, scored the Excellence in...
Waiheke vineyards seem to have come through the heaviest week of rain in recent harvest-time history largely unscathed. The 320mm recorded over five days from 7 to 11 March came as vulnerable early-ripening varieties were on the cusp of harvest. Mudbrick...
Tantalus Estate continues to impress, picking up the supreme award at Hospitality New Zealand’s annual event. The estate also won the best restaurant award. This follows its win last year when it was named best destination venue. “This year’s supreme...

Te Motu vineyard’s restaurant The Shed became the first Waiheke restaurant to be awarded a “hat,” a New Zealand version of a Michelin star, at this year’s Cuisine Good Food Awards held on Monday. This year also marked the first...
Archive Bar and Bistro recently won Best Regional Restaurant in New Zealand by Silver Fern Farms Restaurant Awards 2018. It is the first award going to Mudbrick’s more casual bistro since its opening two years ago, and restaurant manager Corinne...
The owners of boutique coffee shop and bakery the Annex Café on Putiki Road are delighted that Metro magazine has named it the ‘Best Destination Café’ in Auckland. The magazine’s December issue will reveal its influential list of top-50 cafes,...
The skill of turning leftovers from the bottom of the fridge into gourmet dishes will be celebrated on Wednesday 17 April at the annual Great Big Rescued Food Cook-Off. Last year 40 wannabe chefs donned their aprons and turned food...
Onetangi institution Charlie Farley’s will be under new management from 30 October. Former owners Brent and Lauren Ivory have sold the popular beachfront restaurant to the Nourish Group, which manages a growing portfolio of restaurants including Euro in Auckland, Pravda...