Taranaki isn’t known for its wine production, but it’s well worth calling into this beautiful venue on Surf Highway 45. Just a 15-minute drive south of New Plymouth, it’s hard to beat the location – large windows and a generous deck surrounding the cellar door and restaurant make the most of the uninterrupted panoramic views across the Tasman Sea to the Sugar Loaf Islands.
Things To Know
The wines served in the restaurant under the Okurukuru label are made from grapes grown in various locations: the pinotage and Okurukuru Taranaki Pinotage Blush are made from fruit grown on the home vineyard; the methode traditionnelle, riesling and sauvignon blanc are made from fruits grown in Marlborough; and the chardonnay from Gisborne grapes.
The delicate pinotage, made from home block grapes, has lovely cherry and red-berry aromas.
Head chef Sohnke Danger offers hearty lunch and dinner options, plus a degustation menu for special occasions (book in advance).
Hours: As for cellar door