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Kennedy Point Vineyard

This charming property is awash with large pohutukawa, and the cellar door is set on a vine-laden hill with glimpses of Kennedy Bay and the sleek orange car ferry berthing below. A visit here is reminiscent of visiting a friend’s house – a relaxed environment with a warm welcome, rustic ambience and a choice of pleasant places to sit, nibble and imbibe.

Things To Know
This is a certified organic vineyard with a well-established reputation for a number of excellent varietals made in small batches. And don’t leave without trying a glass of the sauvignon blanc, which is made from grapes grown in Marlborough, matched with the locally sourced Te Matuku oysters.

Our Picks
Anything really, but you will no doubt be nudged towards the syrah (hopefully the 2012 will still be available). There is also a very smart chardonnay.

Make sure that you try the sublime olive oil and the estate’s own honey as you enjoy your cheese platter before falling blissfully asleep under the trees… it’s that sort of place.