Bond Estate is in the Onetangi wine-growing region and comprises the 4.2 hectare Miro Vineyard and the outstanding Tapas restaurant called Casita Miro. Miro is the closest vineyard to Onetangi Beach, a summer playground for holiday makers. Views from the vineyard are spectacular, looking out over the vines, the village and the sea. Grapes in the region ripen to a rare succulent intensity in the hot summer sun. The mineral rich soil provides the vines with flavour-enhancing elements. Red grapes such as Syrah and Bordeaux varietals are our focus here but we also grow beautiful Pinot Gris and a small amount of Viognier for blending with the Syrah. We are delighted to announce the release of our favourite every-day drinking wine, the Summer Aphrodisiac! There is also the surprising cellar find of a 2008 Amarone-style, only available by the glass at Casita Miro .... yummy.
THE BOND FAMILY
Barnett and Cat have been growing grapes and making wine on the 'Bond Estate' for 20 years. Over recent years, Barnett has focused on the grapes and Cat on the award winning Casita Miro Restaurant. Make sure to check the progress on Barnett's 'Gaudi-esque' mosaic wall next time you are at the restaurant. Their three children George, Harrison and Miro were born in to slavery and have grown up working on the vineyards and at the restaurant. They have recently been granted their freedom.
From sun kissed slopes by the sea on the island of Waiheke comes the grape. From France, the idea and the inspiration for a new refreshing and stimulating taste experience.Flavours of the summer berry fruit are captured in every bottle of Madame Rouge. This fine aperitif is made from 100% red grapes grown on Waiheke Island. The first taste will suggest a full bodied, rich and vivacious summer affair. She is heady like champagne and you should let her lead you along byways that you will never glimpse without her.She is the first truly iconic New Zealand aperitif. Because of the purity of the vinification, those who sip a glass have reported a sense of wellbeing. Madame Rouge is becoming recognized outside her current circle of friends who already know she is the most stylish aperitif. Always offer your friends a small glass as they arrive. Savoire faire.