Restaurant & Functions

Opening Hours for Lunch & Dinner, Wine Tastings and Cellar Door Sales

Spring/Summer Hours

Open for lunch & winetasting six days a week (closed Tuesdays) and dinner on Saturday nights from 6.30pm.

EASTER: Open Saturday 15 April for lunch and dinner and open Easter Sunday for lunch.

Closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Reservations advisable, or drop by during opening hours just for a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Group lunches/dinners available at any time, call us on 09-372-7191.

Group Christmas Functions

Te Whau is a superb venue for that end-of-year office or group lunch/dinner. The combination of great food and wine together with fantastic views across the water make a memorable end to a busy year. Call us now for more details of availability during December and ensure your team enjoys a relaxing day on Waiheke at Auckland’s Best Rural Restaurant (Metro/Audi Awards 2013, 2010, 2009 and 2008).

Wine Tasting

Waiheke Island vineyards are renowned for its superlative red wines – Bordeaux-style blends and more recently Syrah. Here at Te Whau we predominantly grow red varieties for our Bordeaux blend, “The Point” and have this available for wine tasting. We are a very small vineyard, one of the smallest in New Zealand and do not buy in grapes from other vineyards, so our tasting is of our own wine, which is also available for sale. Currently we have four different vintages of The Point available for tasting and purchase.

Gift Vouchers

A much appreciated gift, we can provide vouchers for any amount, providing a memorable meal here at picturesque Te Whau Vineyard. Call us on 09-372-7191 or email to arrange your gift voucher, which is open-ended and redeemable at any time. An excellent gift for us to arrange for you, and especially popular for those living away from NZ wanting to provide a wonderful experience for friends and family back home.

Vineyard/Winery Tour

We offer top-class wine tours encompassing the vineyard, winemaking facility and underground barrel cellar. Taste our award-winning wine whilst being taken through the process from grape-growing to the finished bottle. Constantly rated by guests as “the best wine tour I have ever been on”. Phone us (09-372-7191) or email to arrange a tour – minimum of 10 persons.

Winter Hours

Winter hours from Easter 2017 to 1 November 2017 – open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for lunch and wine tasting, and for dinner on Saturday nights.

Special Friday Night Kitchen dinner menu throughout winter – set menu of two courses for $39.50 or three courses for $49.50, with choice of two dishes in each course.

Reservations advisable, or drop by during opening hours just for a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Group lunches/dinners available at any time, call us on 09-372-7191.

Week Day Tastings

For those interested in tastings during the winter months, we are available to provide tasting of our wine during the week. Simply phone us first to make sure we are available, and we will be happy to host your tasting while you enjoy the stunning view. Phone 09-372-7191.


Te Whau Vineyard Restaurant

Our vineyard restaurant is located on the top level of our winery and features fresh New Zealand/Pacific Rim cuisine (click here for our current Menu) and one of the finest wine lists in New Zealand. The restaurant, which seats sixty, has spectacular views of Waiheke Island, Rangitoto and the Auckland Isthmus and includes a wine bar/tasting room facility. We also feature contemporary New Zealand art to complement the stunning contemporary architecture of the building.

Critical Acclaim

“Best Rural Restaurant, 2008, 2009 2010, 2013”

Top Ten Auckland Restaurants

Best Upmarket Bistro – Runner Up

(Metro/Emirates Restaurant of the Year Awards). – “We have no hesitation in calling Te Whau the best restaurant on Waiheke.”

“One of the {five} most memorable meals of the year” (Jerry Shriver, USA Today Dec 2007) “World Class”

Fodor’s Choice 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

“Specially Recommended” Cuisine Magazine, Best of the Best Restaurants, Regional Auckland 2006. “For visitors to the island of wine, this is a must-visit destination.”

Each year since 2002, Te Whau Vineyard Cafe has been honoured with an Award of Excellence from the prestigious New York-based “Wine Spectator” magazine as “One of the Best Restaurants in the World for Wine Lovers”. This award is made based on the strength and depth of our wine list, which features the very best of New Zealand wines, with an emphasis on mature vintages of, particularly, unobtainable Waiheke Island wines.

“One of the thirteen “Finest Winery Restaurants in the World” by Wine International Magazine, 2004, London.

“Stunning site, superior wine list emphasising island rarities, unfussy, fresh New Zealand flavours using premier league ingredients.. Five Stars Heaven – The New Zealand Herald, February 2005.”