Waipara Valley vineyard to open restaurant serving lunch and dinner

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro is proud to announce Mr. Viv van den Bosch as head Chef at our new Bistro. He is a well-established chef coming from Koura Bay Lodge, Kaikoura which he recently sold.

The Bistro, opening 8 June, will be serving lunch and dinner Wednesday to Friday 11 am - 12 midnight, and Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 12 midnight.

Viv will be cooking delicious European inspired fare with Kiwi favorites and comforting pub style dishes. All ingredients are locally sourced.

Seating indoors and outdoors provide a scenic view overlooking the vineyard with large outdoor amphitheater for music, film and theatre events planned for summer.

The Bistro will feature the wines of Waipara Valley, as well as their own wine, with a full bar, 6 local craft beers on tap and provide fillery services.

The wine tasting room will also feature local wines of Waipara Valley that do not have a cellar door of their own, along with the wines of Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro.

Lt. Commander Sydney John Hales R.N. settled & named Fiddler’s Green in 1981. Barry & Jennie Johns established the renowned vineyard 15 years later winning multiple international awards. After a worldwide search at sea for two years, the Rath family sailed into New Zealand in 2016 to find & restore the property as an organic vineyard. The vineyard has five grape varieties:, riesling, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and gewürztraminer.

Fiddler’s Green lore states” a sailor can find the paradisiacal land by walking inland with an oar over his shoulder until he finds a place where people ask him what he’s carrying”. “The place where there is perpetual mirth, a fiddle that never stops playing, and dancers who never tire.” (Old Salt Blog)

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro is where the Rath family has found their heaven on earth to produce fine wines and dining for sailors and land lovers alike.


More Information:

Mr. Colin D. Rath
Fiddler's Green Vineyard & Bistro
244-246 Georges Road
Waipara 7482
Phone: 03 314 7679

Wine Tasting now open: Saturday & Sunday 10am-7pm

Bistro Opens 8 June 2019, Reservations Suggested.


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