+ Budapest Wine Tours Hungary Wine Tasting

The Wine Lover’s Guide To: Budapest

Budapest would have to be one of my favourite destinations in the world right now. It’s officially the cheapest city in the world in which to drink – so wine lovers, you’re going to be in heaven here. In fact, everything is great value in Budapest. The stunning scenery in Buda and Pest (each side of the river carries a name that forms part… Read More

+ Obsidian Vineyard Waiheke Island Auckland New Zealand

Obsidian Vineyard – Waiheke Island, New Zealand

I’m going to cut to the chase here – I’m a big fan of the wines Obsidian Vineyard has been producing over the last three or so years, and as a result it’s now cemented firmly as a must-visit vineyard on my Waiheke Itineraries. Being in a location that looks on the map to be a little out of the way at first,┬áit was… Read More


Shed at Te Motu – Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Situated in a convenient spot next to perennial tour bus favourites Stonyridge and Wild on Waiheke, the Shed at Te Motu is not too far off the beaten track for those who want to add the Bordeaux blend specialists to their wine tasting itinerary. Whilst you can come here for just the wine (albeit one of the priciest tastings on the island at $20… Read More


Batch Vineyard – Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Being told Batch (soon to be rebranded as Thomas) occupies one of the highest spots on the island, commanding great views of the city and valleys of the island itself, we took the car on a mission to track it down. If you don’t have a car, Batch also offers a return transfer service from Matiatia ferry terminal – check their website for current… Read More