Cable Bay Winery, is just one of the beautiful places to visit on Waiheke Island. If your stuck for transport Cable Bay is one of the closer wineries from the ferry station, and is in walking distance.
We came for a girls lunch to try something different and spoil ourselves with the amazing summer weather. There are 2 options with Cable Bay, book in for a nice lunch, or turn up and enjoy the casual outdoor seating with a more laid back menu. Seats are taken up quickly on the sheltered patio but we actually enjoyed eating picnic style on the bean bags and rug.
The scenery is definitely one of the main reasons you want to come here. You’re surrounded in a beautiful vineyard and can look back on to the harbour. The service were decently competent. We were constantly checked on. We shared a bottle of Pinot Gris and it was a great compliment with the tapas menu. Im not sure if they were really busy or just forgot our meal but the cheese platter came out efficiently and then the rest of the dishes came out over an hour later which is a bit unacceptable. The ceviche was refreshing and I would recommend ordering something light in such warm weather. We thought the pizza was a bit average and looked like everything had been just thrown together without any thought or love. The halloumi and kale was cut unevenly and not evenly spread on the pizza. However the charcuterie board was great and served with a really delicious porcini butter.
A few hits and misses but for the great view and a fun day out, I would recommend Cable Bay and if you’re are wine connoisseur, jump on the hop on/hop off bus for a tour around the surrounding vineyards.
Value for Money: Good
12 Nick Johnstone Drive, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
Summer – Lunch 12pm-Onwards, Dinner 6pm-Onwards Daily