Waiheke’s Most Awarded Winery

After 25 years at Passage Rock we are proud to say our Reserve Syrah is Waiheke Islands Most Awarded Wine with over 18 Gold Medals and 6 trophies.


Passage Rock Wines was established in 1993 on the Eastern end of Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. We produce over 14 varietals and have won awards across the globe for these. Our pride is crafting  wines of distinction, recognizing the strengths of each site and micro-climate to produce the best wine for the season from each grape variety.

Cellar Door

Our Cellar Door is unique as we have our whole portfolio of finest wines open for you to sample. You get to select the varietals that you desire with the tutelage of our knowledgeable Cellar staff guiding you. You can choose to linger over a platter to complement your selection and creat a degustation journey.  Our winemaker and owner is often on-site to further extend your first-hand knowledge and experience.


Surrounded by our Syrah vines, our beautiful café is the perfect setting to come and relax. You’ll enjoy stunning views and award-winning wines which have been skillfully matched with each dish, or you can select your own wines to share. We have lawn games to entertain all ages and we encourage you to bring your whole family and spend the day in the sun with us. We are also dog-friendly for well-behaved canines

Our current menu features a range of dishes of Mediterranean style with NZ flare and using local ingredients. These are suitable for individual enjoyment or as shared plates. Plus try our famous wood fired pizzas and generous platters.

Our range includes Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rose, Methode Traditionelle, Late Harvest Viognier, two styles of Merlot Cabernet and one of New Zealands finest Syrahs.

Our extensive range of set menu options are designed to accommodate varied dining styles and budgets. Our chef is also available to design something special for you on request.


Event Venue

We specalise in making your corporate event, private function or wedding as memorable as our wines for you and all your guests. Our chef will customize a menu to suit your food preferences and a wine list to take you from arrival drinks to the late night dance floor.


Our venue is a blank canvas which we stage to make your vision of your special day come to life. We have over 20 years experience in the wedding industry on Waiheke and can assist in all areas.

We have a secluded Pergola nestled in the vines perfect for the ceremony.

We give you exclusive use of the venue for the entire day. Whether you want rustic chic of formal fine dining we cater to you.

We like to work closely with our couples to customise your wedding to suit your individual needs.

We will take time to get to know your requirements and create a menu with you and our Chefs and we design the wine-list to suit your tastes and your budget.

Corporate & Team Packages

Passage Rock on the stunning Waiheke Island is an idyllic venue just a 30 minute drive from Matiatia and your team can feel like you have escaped the hustle and bustle to your own little haven. We can organize all your transportation requirements and suggest perfect accommodation.

We provide a range of wine & food related activities, bistro dining, meeting facilities all in the setting of our secluded  vineyard. We can arrange on-site team building activites.

Our covered outdoor area seats 100 people.

We can cater for lunch, morning and afternoon teas alongside degustation dinners and cocktail meet and greet parties.

Contact Us

David and Veronika Evans-Gander
438 Orapiu Road, RD1, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Telephone Number: +64 9 372 7257

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For larger parties, please call us on +64 9 372 7257.


Our newly renovated Cellar door and Bistro are open Friday to Sunday 11am to 4pm.
Also Available for private functions, Birthdays, Weddings, staff parties We will open 5 days from December Wenesday to Sunday