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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Olive Festival this weekend.

Waiheke Olive and Artisan Food Festival - 26th and 27th Nov

- Entry is $15pp - Or free of charge if on tour with Ananda Tours11am - 5pm
- Featuring Waiheke's best Extra Virgin Olive Oils
- Over ten artisan food producers all offering free tastings
- Delight the tastebuds & savour our unique Waiheke flavours
- Live music while you relax on the lawn.

Find out more at http://www.waihekeolivefestival.co.nz/
Contact us if you would like to include the Olive Festival in your tour

RWC a success!

For us the Rugby Would Cup was a double success for us. Not only did we bring home the Cup, Ananda Tours experienced the busiest two week period we've ever had in the 12 years we've been running. We hosted V.I.P's, Lord's and Ladies, rugby teams, corporate groups, and rugby fans from around, all of which came away from our wee slice of heaven very impressed!
Below are a few photos from our Rugby World Cup experience.

One of the French Rugby Coaches, Emile Ntamack with our guide Steve Robinson
Some of the French Rugby players down Matiatia Wharf after a day relaxing on the Island

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