It has been a great honor for our company to cooperate with Omega in the creation of a getaway on Waiheke Island as a treat for their VIP customers.
It was a seamless itinerary starting with a scenic helicopter transfer from Auckland to Waiheke. At the landing location, at Man O'War, the Taste of Waiheke hamper was displayed on a table by the beachside, a collection of the Island's best honey and olive oils to give customers an immediate leap into the Waihekians food culture.
The journey continued to reach the first of the three vineyards awaiting for the group of lucky explorers, after a drive through the coastal road with plenty of breathtaking views (which required a number of stops to make sure our customers' Instagram page was well up to date!) we arrived at Poderi Crisci, a stunning piece of Tuscany in the heart of Waiheke.
Following the enthusiasm of the vineyard's owner and the passionate explanations of the winemaker, a walk through the vines and the cellar door took part and it ended up in a lovely private tasting with food matching.
Since traveling is not only about the destination, we make sure you enjoy the journey as well, the reason why the way to Stonyridge has been plenty of detours to enjoy the most hidden and spectacular locations Waiheke has to offer. Once reached the destination, a warm welcoming was waiting for the group and immediately the doors of the cellar door and wine barrel room have been disclosed to enjoy a private wine tasting while smelling the oak and must sentences. One more walk through the olive trees to hear the history of one of the oldest vineyards on Waiheke and we were ready to take off for lunch.
The best private dining room was set up and waiting for the customers to come at Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant, with an exclusive terrace opening on the stunning view on the Hauraki Gulf and the Sky Tower in Auckland.
Sadly the day was almost over but the emotions were not over yet. Nothing better than another flight over Waiheke to end the day and to have a last look from the high at all the places seen during the day before heading back to Auckland.
A big thank to every single customer that took part in this marvelous tour, to everyone involved in the execution and to Omega for the opportunity to work together.