Passage Rock wines was established in 1993 By David and Veronika Evans Gander when they were in their mid Twenties. Fuelled by a passion to make premium wine they embarked on their journey with grit and enthusiasm, and fingers crossed all would work out. The site they carefully chose was located some 10 km further east than any other Waiheke vineyards , Initially the locals were questioning if this was the right move, but all was proven wrong even with the first vintage gaining 5 stars in Winestate and subsequent Syrah's being awarded Gold medals each year since 2003.
15 years on Passage Rock has been one of the success stories to emerge from Waiheke it now produces some of the best Syrah in the country along with other highly rated wines from its portfolio. The vineyards now consist of carefully chosen sites in Oneroa , Rocky bay and the original Vineyards at Te Matuku Bay. The Range of Wines produced include a Waiheke island Grown Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, and in the Red Range includes Cabernet Merlot and Syrah.