Want to dine in the vineyard or at a winery restaurant? It's getting easier as more and
more wineries open a cafe or restaurant as an added attraction for visitors. Vine Dining
in New Zealand ranges from simple platter style food to full a-la-carte, from outdoor
alfresco to luxury white table cloth dining. Bookings are recommended in the busy season
and probably preferred at any time by the Vine Dining hosts.
Information provided on this page was obtained from winery websites and was correct at
the time of publication. Where it says that restaurants are open daily, some may be closed
on statuatory holidays such as Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Check
Winery restaurants are listed from north to south. Click on the website links for more detailed information.
Karikari Estate Platter
style lunches served at the winery and gourmet dining in the evening at Carringtons.
Ake Ake Vegetarian and
Seafood with lunches served from Wednesday to Sunday.
Marsden Estate Restaurant
open seven days a week.
Cottle Hill Cafe open December
to March serving platters and fresh homemade desserts.
Omata Lunch and Dinner, including
the Chef's Bench for two to six people.
Ascension Cafe open
daily in the summer, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in the winter. Dinner served Thursday
, Friday and Saturday. Check out my
Brick Bay Wines The Glasshouse,
gateway to the Brick Bay
Sculpture Trail, opens daily serving platters.
Ransom Wines The Wine Bar is
open Tuesday to Sunday serving platter food. Check out my review.
Herons Flight The new
restaurant at the Heron's Flight Winemakers Centre opens daily. Check out my review.
Omaha Bay Vineyard Currently open
Wednesday to Sunday. Blackboard menu.
Soljans Wines Cafe open daily
from 10am weekdays and 9am weekends. Check
out my review.
Matua Valley (The Hunting
Lodge) Fine Dining - Wednesday to Sunday.
Artisan Wines - Open Daily.
Light food and coffee.
Cable Bay -
Restaurant serves lunch Tuesday to Sunday and dinner Thursday to Saturday.
Goldwater Estate - Long Lunch
the last Friday of each month.
Kennedy Point - Cellar
door cafe open during the summer
Mudbrick - Retaurant open daily. Check out my review.
Onetangi Road Vineyard -
Tasting platters, picnic baskets and light meals
Stonyridge - Cafe opens daily in
summer, and from Friday to Sunday in winter.
Passage Rock - Cafe open
weekends from Labour Weekend to end of March
Te Motu - Seasonal hours.
Saturday and Sunday only in winter, tuesday to Sunday in summer.
Te Whau - Restaurant open Tuesday to
Sunday in summer, weekends only in Winter
Vin Alto - The Enoteca is open
Waikato / Bay of Plenty
Cooks Landing - Cafe and
Restaurant open daily
Mystery Creek - The almost brand new Woodbox Restaurant and Bar opens Wednesday to Sunday.
Ohinemuri Estate - Cafe and Wine Tasting. Open daily in the 'high summer' and from Wednesday to Sunday other times.
Morton Estate - Mortons
Restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch.
Mills Reef - A-la-carte and
Huka Falls Winery Huka Falls Restaurant opens daily for lunch year round.
Lindauer Cellars at Montana Wines
- Alfresco and covered dining 7 days a week Note: Will close in Feb 2008.
Bushmere - Contact the winery for
Black Barn - Black Barn
Bistro is open for lunch, Wednesday thru Sunday. Check out my review.
Bradshaw Estate - Lunch 7
days.Dinner Friday and Saturday.
Brookfields - Open
daily for lunches
Church Road - Open daily for
indoor and outdoor dining
Clearview - Restaurant open
daily insummer, closed Wednesday and Thursay in winter
Crab Farm - Open Thurday to
Monday for Hawkes Bay deli foods, buffet style
Craggy Range - Terroir
Restaurant open daily in summer, closed Mondays in winter. Check out my review.
Mission Estate - Terrace
Restaruant open daily for lunch and dinner
Park Estate - Lunches Wednesday
Te Awa - A-La-Carte restaurant open
daily for lunch
Vidal Estate - Restuarant open 7 days
for lunch and dinner
Sacred Hill - Open 2 months in
the summer each year. Picnic lunches available. Check out my review.
Sileni Estate -
Open for lunch 7 days.
Pukeora Estate (San Hill) - Cafe
currently open by arrangement
Gladstone- Cafe open Thursday
to Sunday and public holidays.
Solstone - The Vintage Room
Restaurant is open daily
Alana Estate - Wine and Food
experience available 7 days
Coney - Vineyard Cafe open most
weekends and public holidays.
Murdoch James - Riverview Cafe
is open Fri to Sun in Winter, and Thurs to Monday in summer.
Margrain -The Old Winery Cafe is open daily
Okurukuru Estate - Cafe open
Tuesday to Sunday for a-la-carte dining and nibbles.
Allan Scott - Twelve Trees
Restaurant open daily from 9am for lunch
Clifford Bay Estate
- Open daily from 10am
Domaine Georges Michel -
French Toast @ La Verandah open 7 days for lunch and brunch
Gibbs Vineyard Restaurant -
Open for dinners daily from November through April. Closed Mondays in the winter.
Herzog Luxury Restaurant -
Restaurant open from October to May
Highfield - Open daily for
Hunters - Marlborough's first
vineyard restaurant - open daily for lunch.
Montana Brancott Winery - Restaurant open daily. Degustation platters
Saint Clair - Cafe and alfresco
Wairau River - Lunch served
Whitehaven - Open 7 days for
lunch and dinner.
Kahurangi Estate - Cafe
open for Alfresco style lunch from Wednesday to Sunday.
Seifried - Vineyard Restaurant
open daily for lunch. Check out my
Stafford Lane - Platters of
estate produced olives, olive oil, hazelnut dukkah and chutney.
Te Mania Estate - The Grape Escape opens daily for
Waimea Estate Cafe in
the Vineyard open 7 days in summer, Wednesday to Sunday in winter.
Kaikoura Winery -
Gourmet platters, soup, cheese tastings, toasties and BBQ available 7 days.
Waipara Springs - Wine
Bar and Cafe open every day, except at Christmas. Check out my
House Winery and cafe open daily. They own and sell several wine brands at the cellar door, including Mud house, Waipara Hills & Canterbury House.
Pegasus Bay- Restaurant open for
lunch 7 days. Check out my
Christchurch and environs
French Farm - Dining every
day in the Restaurant or more casually from La Pizzeria in the summer. Check out my
Hinton's Vineyard, Restaurant and Cafe - Although in Christchurch, this is the cellar door of Central Otago's Hinton Estate.
Open from 9am for breakfast with lunch served from 11.30am. The restaurant is also available for private groups in the evenings.
Langdale Vineyard Restaurant - Open
Wed - Sun 11.00am - 4.00pm. Evenings by arrangement. Bookings essential. Specialises in Canterbury Wines.
Larcomb Vineyard - Lunch Wed-Sun from Nov to March and Fri-Sun from April to Oct
Melton Estate - Restaurant open
Friday to Sunday for lunch.
Rossendale Country Restaurant and Winery - Open
daily for lunches (except some statuatory holidays) and most nights for dinner.
- Vineyard Cafe open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch.
Gibbston Valley sub region
Amisfield - Bistro open from
Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner
Gibbston Valley - Open for lunch
daily. Group buffet options available. Check
out my review.
Asch Wines The Winehouse and Kitchen opens daily for morning tea, lunch and afternoon
Waitiri Creek- check with
winery for cafe opening times.
Cromwell / Bannockburn subregion
Akarua - Lazy Dog Cafe and Wine
Bar opens Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays
Mt Difficulty - Casual lunches
7 days a week
Carrick - Open 7 days a week for
The Big Picture - Restaurant
and Cafe open daily. Check out my
Shaky Bridge - Open daily for
breakfast, lunch and dinner
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