Brothers Paul, John and Mike Dunleavy are at the helm of the company alongside their father Terry Dunleavy MBE – this family have championed island syrah since the get-go. If there was a ‘Waiheke’s Got Talent’ contest, I’d DEFINITELY text in my vote for syrah. Aged for 12 months in smoky French oak, this syrah has violet-forward florals, hulking fruit intensity, layers of Asian spices and a lick of cracked pepper.  Sip with sizzling venison burgers and smoked tomato relish.