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Monday, September 12, 2011

Recent Waiheke Wine Achievements

Stonyridge Vineyard - La Rose 2006
Awarded 1st place (=) in the Cabernet blends over $100AUD category in a blind tasting managed by Australian Winestate Magazine. The category included well respected wines such as Latour, Mouton, and Lafite.

Obsidian Vineyard - Weeping Sands Syrah and Montepulciano 2010
Gold medal and trophy for best Syrah in the Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011
Gold medal for their Montepulciano 2010 at the New Zealand International Wine and Spirit Challenge.

Man O War Vineyard - Dreadnought Syrah 2009
Won the New Zealand Syrah Trophy at the London International Wine Challenge.

Passage Rock Vineyard -  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010
Gold medal at the New Zealand International Wine and Spirit Challenge.

Returning from our tough research trip...

Here at Ananda Tours, we are constantly looking at ways to improve or services and experiences.. sometimes that requires the tough job of visiting other wine regions to see how they do it. (Glass in hand of course!)

This year Jenny and family visited Tuscany - The famous home of Chianti, and have returned even more passionate about the joys of combining great food and wine!

The Vineyards of Montalcino - Tuscany
An amazing wine shop in Greve - the heart of Tuscany
Hosted wine tasting with traditional Italian food matching - Frescoboldi Winery