Wineries & Wine Tours

Fiddler's Green Vineyard & Bistro

244 Georges Road

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro is a place for families, businesses to get together and enjoy some Great food, Amazing Local Wines in a tranquil setting overlooking an organic working wine vineyard.


244 Georges Road

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Serving lunch & dinner Wednesday thru Sunday 11 am to 10 PM.  delicious European inspired fare with Kiwi favorites & comforting pub style dishes. All ingredients are locally sourced.

Seating indoors & outdoors provide a scenic view overlooking the vineyard with fireplace warth in the winter & air conditioning in the summer. 

The Bistro features the wines of Waipara Valley ( over 60 different ones), as well as their own wine, with a full bar, 6 Local Craft beers on tap and provide fillery services for craft beers, and take away wine bottles.

The Wine tasting room also features 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. Presenting a real variety of wines of Waipara Valley. 

Friday Bonfire , every Friday at Sunset when the bonfire is lit  Come relax by the fire outside or inside and enjoy a refreshment and great food. 

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard Castle is ready for the children to storm and enjoy with working drawbridge, sandbox moat, fire pole with shields & swords and balls & games for all ages on the green.  

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 & dining for sailors and land lovers alike. 

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42 Amuri Avenue
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 315 0000
Free phone : 0800 442 663 (NZ only)