Vistas to die for and surely the best bubbles you’ll taste all summer long – must be Batch Winery on Waiheke Island. A visit is not complete without sampling the fabulous Blanc de Blancs, perfect for a celebration of…well, anything you like. Just stand up here with a glass and celebrate life. Or a marriage.
Tucked out of the way next to Waiheke’s airfield (don’t worry, the occasional distant hum of a light aircraft or helicopter is never going to disturb the peace up here), the Batch is gaining a well earned reputation as one of the best spots to visit for wine tasting, or to get wed. We recently joined many other businesses involved in the wedding industry for the Waiheke Wedding Fair here and had a thoroughly enjoyable time showcasing our tents, furniture and complete wedding ceremony hire services, chatting with couples planning their weddings for 2014 and beyond. Many thanks to Nicky at Figment Event Outfitters for lending us her seemingly effortless design and styling flair.
Although we say it ourselves, our marquees did us proud with their organic, flowing form looking equally at home on an outdoor lawn or beach. All in all, we think the Batch Winery is a divine spot with well matched divine drop to drink. Why not give it a try next time you leave the big bad city behind and take a 35 minute trip to paradise?