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Man O' War Vineyards

725 Man o'War Bay Road | Man O' War Bay, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 9678
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Beautiful setting ruined by rude service

The venue is stunning, and wine is enjoyable however I was stunned but the rude service. The woman... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Immi B
via mobile
Spectacular location!

We drove across the island to Man O War bay and visited the winery. The winery is set right in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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“worth the drive” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
725 Man o'War Bay Road | Man O' War Bay, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 9678
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The venue is stunning, and wine is enjoyable however I was stunned but the rude service. The woman who initially served us ignored half our group intentionally, then halfway through serving us flippantly handed us off to someone else who begrudgingly served us. Was really...More

2  Thank Immi B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove across the island to Man O War bay and visited the winery. The winery is set right in the beach and can also be accessed by boat onto the beach. It is a good 30 minute drive from the west of the island...More

Thank IainR
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Such a neat vineyard to stop and relax, have a glass of wine and sample some really interesting cheese. We stopped during a helicopter tour of the South Island for a couple of hours to visit and sample the wine. If ever in country again...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Wine tasting by the beach. The location is beautiful. The staff are lovely and very helpful. My wife enjoyed the free wine tasting while I played with my young children on the beach. Then we all enjoyed a platter of food while taking in the...More

Thank Markwsters1974
Reviewed 7 October 2017

You have to really want to get to Man O' War Winery. It's reached by helicopter, seaplane, canoe, boat etc. as well as a bumpy and twisty dirt road that passes by spectacular scenery and finally rewards the determined with arrival at the winery. We...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Much of the road to get here is just dirt, but it’s well worth the drive. Some gorgeous landscape along the way and the vineyard itself sits overlooking the bay of the same name. Wine tasting is free and we enjoyed sampling and then settled...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We stumbled on the winery by chance, driving around the island and it was the best part of our stay. The location is both beautiful and unpretentious, the wine tasting is relaxed and friendly, you can really take your time and get to know and...More

1  Thank Etienne P
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Complimentary wine tasting. Great white wines (I only tried white). They were able to ship wines back to USA. Friendly staff. Relaxing atmosphere with beautiful view.

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Half the delight is the journey to and from MO'W. gravel roads, so no scooters. Tasting is complimentary and the wines are lovely. There is plenty of lawn space and picnic tables, not to mention the beach, to sit and admire the view.

1  Thank perthmarlin
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Beautiful drive out to the vineyard, which looks lovely, and in a stunning location; but it was shut. We went on the information in the island wine guide, which lists it as being open all year, 7 days/week, and the vineyard's own advert to the...More

6  Thank C8741ZIcaroline
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28 December 2016|
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Response from Josh_ManOWar | Property representative |
Hi Joanne Sorry for the delay in response, I have been on annual leave. Cheezels answer is correct, you can anchor anywhere in the bay and tender in. unfortunately the jetty is out of service as it needs repair. Hope to see... More
8 October 2016|
Response from Josh_ManOWar | Property representative |
Hi Neil, Apologies for the delayed response and missing your email. We dont have a shuttle out to Man O' War sorry. Best way's to get to Man O' War are as follows 1.Taxi, this will cost you around $80 each way. i would... More
Pratik S
8 October 2016|
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Response from WellWornRimowa | Reviewed this property |
I'll be honest Pratik, it's a bit hard to get to if you don't have a car on the island, having said that, it's stunning and well worth the trip. We hired a car on the island very easily, it's such a big place, I think you'd... More