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40th Celebration Dinner – Wellington

It’s a pleasure to announce this very special dinner with our old friends at Logan Brown on Thursday 24th September at 6pm. $240 per person for 8 courses matched with cellared Ata Rangi wines. We do hope you can join us for a fitting celebration of our 40th year on the land. Bookings essential: or […]

40th Celebration Dinner – Auckland

UPDATE: As at 1 September, this event is postponed due to COVID-19 status. We’ll select another date, possibly in the New Year, and let you know.

Aged Pinot Noir Tastings

Join Ness & Julia in the Cellar Door Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September for an intimate tasting session & discussion of a selection our aged Pinot Noirs curated by Helen and the team. 10am, 12pm & 2pm each day with limited spaces available. Bookings essential, email

Craighall Chardonnay Flight

** SOLD OUT ** On June 28, Ness Paton will be running a special tasting of our Craighall Chardonnay – looking back through the years at this amazing wine as the 2018 vintage makes its mark as our last ever. Join us for an intimate gathering for a an engaging tasting and lively discussion. Bookings […]

Gnocchi con Astice

with local crayfish from the Tora Collective Jono Hobden (serves 8; entree) INGREDIENTS 500g Agria potatoes 125g flour 1 egg yolk Pinch of salt METHOD Peel and cut potato into chunks, soak in cold water for 2 hours Rinse away the starchy water and cover with fresh water and a pinch of salt and boil […]

Ruth Pretty’s Crispy Skin Snapper

with Sage Brown Butter Sauce and Pommes Puree (serves 6) INGREDIENTS 6 snapper fillets each weighing 120g-130g (skin on, bone out, trimmed to even portions) 30g (3 tbsp) butter flaky sea salt freshly ground black pepper Sage Brown Butter Sauce Pommes Puree METHOD Preheat barbecue flat plate to hot. Dry fish well using paper towels.  […]

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