Until you see the location and taste the wines, the whole idea of a successful vineyard being located near the inhospitably high altitudes of Hanmer Springs seems an odd proposition. But in reality it’s a winning combination. Located 13km south of this popular tourist spot is the tasting room and restaurant that began as a simple vineyard shed, but is now a slick, stylish venue where you can enjoy delicious food and wine, and soak up the breathtaking views across the Waiau River valley and out to the majestic Southern Alps. Don’t forget your camera.
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Planted in 2004 by owners Sheryl Dennis and Richard Campbell, the vineyard sits at 297m above sea level and is surrounded by high-country runs. It was once part of the historic Marble Point Station and now grows pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling and sauvignon blanc.
The low-alcohol (but flavour-packed) rieslings are lip-smacking and ooze honeysuckle and citrus.
The Tasting Room Restaurant
Popular for all-day big breakfasts, local beef, lamb and seafood are also showcased in the daily chef’s specials.
Hours: July-May 7 days 10am-3pm