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Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Private Tour Vehicle



Introducing Gynnie, the latest addition to our fleet! She's a 2013 Hyundai iMax. Currently a 7 seater however we have plans to refit her with 4 Captain style seats in the back for maximum comfort and leg room. She's very quiet and has plenty of room for luggage / all you wine purchases!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Team Complete Wine Diploma Course



On the 22nd of June the whole Ananda team took part in a specially organised Bob Campbell Wine Diploma Course at Cable Bay Vineyard to enhance their wine knowledge and learn some tricks of the trade. Bob Campbell is one of just over 300 Masters of Wine in the world (with only a handful located in New Zealand!). He has been running wine courses since 1986 and loves to share his wealth of knowledge. The course covered interesting topics such as the language of wine, how to taste wine like a professional and food and wine matching.



 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Waiheke and Ananda Tours in the top 20 reasons to visit Auckand - Sydney Morning Herald

 The Ananda Team were very happy to be included in a recent Sydney Morning Herald Article about the top 20 things to do in Auckland.


http://www.smh.com.au/travel/twenty-reasons-to-visit-auckland-20130606-2nrzg.html


Five Gold Medals for Waiheke Olive Oil in The Los Angeles Country Fair!


Waiheke Olive Oil producers deserve to have a big smile on their face after the latest results from the 2013 LA Country Fair International Olive Oil Awards. Out of the 10 medals handed out to New Zealand, 8 of them were for Waiheke Oils with 5 of those medals being Gold! 

Here is a list of the Waiheke winners! 

AZZURO GROVES

GOLD MEDAL Azzuro Blend, Waiheke Island 2013
SILVER MEDAL  Tuscan Blend, Waiheke Island 2013
SILVER MEDAL Koroneiki, Waiheke Island 2013

MAN O' WAR

GOLD MEDAL Waiheke Island 2013

MATIATIA GROVE

BEST OF CLASS, GOLD MEDAL Frantoio, Koroneiki, Pendolino Blend, Waiheke Island 2013
SILVER MEDAL Koroneiki, Frantoio, Leccino Blend, Waiheke Island 2013

RANGIHOUA ESTATE

GOLD MEDAL Picual, Hawkes Bay 2013
GOLD MEDAL Waiheke Blend, Waiheke Island 2013



Friday, March 22, 2013

Harvest Time Special $95pp

Harvest Time!

To celebrate the start of what looks to be a stunning 2013 vintage, we are offering a special rate of $95 for our Essence if Wine Tour for the month of April!




Monday, October 8, 2012

New Seafood Restaurant on Waiheke



Waiheke is excited about the new seafood restaurant, The Oyster Inn opening in Oneroa this November.

"The Oyster Inn's menu is devoted to honest, authentic and uncomplicated cooking under the direction of Chef Cristian Hossack. As its names suggests, the Oyster Inn celebrates oysters with a dedicated raw bar, and other simple fish and shellfish dishes. We are also proud to support a wide range of artisanal New Zealand food producers, including lamb from our own Taranaki family farm, Te Rahui."

With views overlooking Oneroa Bay, an exciting menu and enthusiastic, friendly owners, we think the Oyster Inn will be a great addition to our world class range of Waiheke restaurants.
 



Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 25 January – 17 February 2013 2013

Plans are well under way for the 6th biannual headland Sculpture on the Gulf, due to open on the 25th of January 2013. Thirty new large-scale sculptures will be exhibited along the spectacular 2.5km coastal walkway on Waiheke Island. A few changes will be made for 2013, including reversing the direction of the walk and erecting a large marquee Pavilion on the foreshore at Matiatia. Open daily from 8.30am this iconic Auckland event runs for three weeks at the height of summer and shouldn’t be missed.
During this period, you can opt to include the walk as part of your tour with Ananda. Please email us for more details.
To find out more about headland Sculpture on the Gulf please visit http://sculptureonthegulf.co.nz/





















Photos from headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2011 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Waiheke Winter Arts Festival

Open Studio Weekend the Waiheke Winter Arts Festival 2012

2 Jun - 4 Jun 2012

Queens Birthday weekend! Open studio's weekend Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am - 4pm. Tickets $25. Fabulous Artisan Craft market at the Palm Beach Hall Saturday 11am - 4pm. Finishing off with a Sunday wine & cheese and 'Out of The Box' winebox Auction at the gallery on Sunday 5-7pm. 
 For more infomation, visit http://www.waihekeartgallery.org.nz/