Food and wine news

Food and wine news

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...
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....
Casita Miro has been awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Destination Restaurant in Metro magazine’s Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2018 awards. The Onetangi vineyard venue, co-owned by Cat Vosper and husband Barnett Bond, was nominated as one of...
It’s early days but there’s quiet confidence among Waiheke winemakers of an excellent 2017 harvest - even if holidaymakers went home less than impressed with the weather. Just how elusive the summer was over the traditional holiday period was unofficially...
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...
Hungry Kiwis went crazy for fast-food last week as lockdown rules relaxed, and Waiheke was no different with some takeaway phones ringing off the hook. It was a welcome boost for Too Fat Buns owners Pounamu Gardiner and Remy Sandoy,...
For the second year in a row, Tim Adams from Waiheke’s Obsidian Vineyard is the Bayer Auckland-Northern Young Viticulturist of the Year. Tim won the title last Friday, after a full day of competing in all things viticultural in the...
It was an evening of opulence and fine dining at Mudbrick’s Velvet Society Dinner as members celebrated a fantastic 2019 vintage on Waiheke with a classic “vintage” theme.  At Mudbrick, Velvet is the crème de la crème, the flagship wine...

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...