Monday, September 19, 2016

The Shed @ Te Motu Vineyard, Waiheke Island

This rustic vineyard restaurant benefits from its incredibly lush locale overlooking the Onetangi Valley, an idyllic setting for a leisurely lunch on New Zealand's Waiheke Island.

The food is memorably wonderful, fuelled by top-flight produce - fried organic egg with cheddar-kale polenta, walnuts, roasted garlic & truffle salt; Wairarapa octopus with free-range pork cheek, black beans, smoked chilli & tomatillo salsa; potato sourdough bread with Matiatia Grove olive oil; spaghetti squash pancake with shiitake, spring onions, kimchi, black garlic & miso mayo; & a cheese platter of Mahoe Farm VO Edam, Kaikoura Hikurangi washed rind & Mt Eliza unpasteurised blue with oat cakes, rye crackers & Te Motu vincotto figs. The flagship estate wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend, hand-harvested & aged for at least five years before release; try the Te Motu 2005 - violets, blackcurrants, plum & pipe tobacco.

The Shed
Te Motu Vineyard, Onetagi Road, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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6 comments:

  1. Stunningly beautiful! NZ is indeed heaven on earth...didn't get to drop by any island when I was there. Longing to go again.

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    1. Suituapui: i do love islands ... little sanctuaries set in the sea! :)

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  2. You guys are making me miss Waiheke all over again....

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    1. Keith: i only managed to spend a day there, but it was a good day! :)

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  3. Oh...that breathtaking view of the vineyard~ I'm melted~~

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, that view is so gorgeous! :D

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