Our Picks for Winery Lunches
Marlborough is a beautiful setting for lunch and many of our local vineyards have restaurants that provide a high standard of food and service. All place emphasis on using fresh, locally sourced food, served of course with matching wines.
A beautiful venue that’s great for families, this winery features a large outside grassy area with games overlooked by the seating area. In the winter, the big indoor fireplace provides a cosy atmosphere with plenty of good tables.
Try: Duck Salad
Named after the trees that line the entranceway, Allan Scott’s Twelve Trees restaurant boasts immaculate gardens with fountains and a giant chess board.
Try: Kumara & Horopito Gnocchi
This season they bring the flavours of the world to you with simple but thoughtfully composed dishes celebrating local ingredients of the highest quality
Try: The Zesty Thai.
The newly renovated establishment is situated within a unique vineyard setting with views extending past the vines towards the ever changing and dramatic Richmond Range
Try: Asian Salmon Salad
Enjoy lunch is the wonderful setting, afterwards stay around and sample their wines relaxing in their garden area..
Try: Panko Crumbed Chicken Burger.
Bookings are required especially on weekends and public holidays. Most are closed on Good Friday
My family had 4 days in Vintners retreat, and we enjoyed a really relaxing stay. Lovely accommodation, enjoyed the pool, the fibre internet was fast and kept the kids' iPads happy, and nice and centrally located to the wineries.
We stayed 2 nights in a large group, staying in 2 of the three bedroom lodges. The views over the vineyards to the mountains were lovely and the rooms very comfortable, clean and spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed, and we barbecued both nights, feeding 12 with ease. Mike the manager...
Wellington traveller, Wellington, NZ
Was a Fabulous Retreat to stay at. Very close to wineries, for tastings and meals The 3 bedroom villa was great for the 6 of us. Really roomy and set out superbly. Lovely and clean and the check in service etc was great
Paulette P, Nelson