A Real Gem from Waiheke, Obsidian Wines
As I’ve said there are a number of wineries on the island, but very little ever reaches our shores, that is up until now with the arrival of the wines from Obsidian, named after a semi-precious stone that the Maori used to make tools. Situated in Onetangi Bay and with the climate the island has they are able to produce stunningly elegant Syrah, Bordeaux Blends and Chardonnay. The vineyard was planted in 1993, with Michael Wood joining in 2005 as winemaker. They produce two ranges, the Estate and Reserve, with total production for the whole estate of 4,000 cases, which is not a lot when you think that they grow 11 varieties.