The Hunting Lodge came to popular fame in the late 80’s & 90’s, where the long lunch turned into longer dinners and the helipad got a serious workout. It was the Sutton’s vision for the homestead to return to its culinary past once more, working with award winning Executive Chef Des Harris to create a fresh dining experience that intends to have you feeling at ease in this beautiful space, while enjoying our seasonal delights. Our food is matched perfectly to our wines and is designed to be enjoyed with good company.
Mon – Tues Closed
Wed 5.30pm – Late (10pm if you need to give a time)
Thurs – Fri 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – Late
Sat 10am – 3pm, 5.30pm – Late
Sun 10am – 3pm
We are located just 20 minutes from downtown Auckland in the beautiful Oratia Valley, a peaceful haven of green on the edge of the city.
Our restaurant is open from Tuesday through to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. However, on Saturday mornings during the winter months we are open from 9 am for breakfast and close at 5pm.
Start your visit with an informative wine tasting of our locally grown and Marlborough wines and enjoy lunch from our ever changing seasonal menu.
At the heart of this business is a passion to grow the very best grapes, make the finest wine and share it with friends, family and visitors. Our passion is boutique wine, delicious food and old-fashioned hospitality we hope you enjoy your visit.
Our head Chef Pedraig originally comes from Croatia where he grew up on a farm. He learnt about horticulture and agriculture, as well as cooking, preserving, and making charcuterie from his parents. His style is contemporary, using modern technology, elements of molecular gastronomy, foraging for rare ingredients, and specialising in Charcuterie. He makes many of the cured meats on our tasting platters himself using traditional techniques passed down to him by his family.
Discover a new world as you gaze down on The Glass House, hovering like a coloured jewel beside the vineyard, cantilevered over the waterlily-fringed lake.
This unique building is open daily year round, where you can choose to taste our range of wines, enjoy a glass as you relax on our generous decks or simply purchase bottles to take home.
We’re excited to offer you our fresh new menu, showcasing local produce and seasonal ingredients.
This is truly a building for all seasons as you watch the birdlife on the lake on a summer’s afternoon, or feel the fury of winter as the rain lashes the lake and sends the overflow beneath you in a veritable waterfall. Metres away are the vines, with the building’s transparency letting you possibly observe the pruning process, leaf-plucking, fruit thinning, and if the time is right, the harvest itself!
Open 10-5 daily
Please allow for traffic delays on busy summer weekends and public holidays. We are only able to hold table bookings for 20 minutes.
Superbly situated in a spectacular vineyard location in the grape-growing region of Matakana, just north of Auckland, Plume offers glorious 180-degree views of vineyards, fields, valleys and mountains.
Offering both indoor and patio dining, we are open for Lunch Wed to Sun 11am-3pm, Wine Tastings 11am – 4pm Wednesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday, Dinner 6pm onwards on Friday and Saturday.
In the peak summer holidays from 27th December to Anniversary Weekend we are open daily for lunch and Wednesday to Saturday nights for dinner
We are closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
If you have a group and would like to come for lunch or dinner on another day or night please contact us as we will happily open for you by special arrangement.
The menu changes seasonally to capture the very best of the seasonal produce from local purveyors. Vegetarian options are always available. Gluten free can be provided on specific request and advanced intimation is advisable.
The entire facility can be booked for your exclusive use, or the Restaurant, Wine Library, larger Rengarenga Room and The Nest can all be booked separately.
With great indoor and alfresco dining areas Soljans Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy brunch or lunch. Open 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast available on the weekends, it is the perfect place to bring family or friends. We serve Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist and the menu changes seasonally enabling our chefs to showcase the fresh, seasonal produce from around the region. Soljans Café is a family-friendly venue, with a dedicated childrens menu and outdoor playhouse to keep our younger guests entertained.
Our Auckland Vineyard Café is open 7 days for lunch, serving delicious food and wines. Enjoy a glass of Villa Maria wine on the terrace which overlooks the Ihumatao Vineyard, share a platter or have lunch. Lunch menu served from 11:30am – 3:30pm
Monday to Friday
9:00am to 6pm
9:00am to 4pm