|Our small wine list has been selected to reflect the diversity of New Zealand wines and some exceptional European wines. Each wine represents one of the most authentic of that type and, in most cases, comes from the region best known for that variety. Plume has also introduced a house wine of Sauvignon Blanc grape variety from Marlborough from the 2013 vintage for easy summer drinking.
Runner Duck Estate Wines
Plume, the vineyard restaurant, Matakana is the house of Runner Duck Estate which is committed to excellence in the wine that it produces and will simply not produce unless the year has delivered a quality harvest. Runner Duck specialises in the French varietals. The vintages show what the Matakana terroir is capable of producing from its clay loam soils. The 8 acre boutique vineyard located at 37 Duck Creek Road in Warkworth, a town whose symbol is the duck, was planted in 2003.
The vineyard comprises about 1.6 hectares of the French varietal of Syrah, with the remainder being the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Most operations are catered to by hand as a boutique vineyard should practice and no irrigation is used. Runner Duck is committed to Sustainability and nil residue in wines and is under the SWNZ programme of producing wines. Two red wines each were produced from 2007 onwards in the good years, a Syrah and a Red Blend. The 2013 vintages belong to a once in a 20 year exceptional vintage.
The 0.5 ha plot adjoining Plume Restaurant on Sharp Road was planted in the early 90s and produces a crop of the Italian varietal, Sangiovese – our VERY FIRST SANGIOVESE 2014 IS NOW INTRODUCED BOTH AT THE CELLAR DOOR AND IN THE RESTAURANT.
Additionally a Rose and Pinot Gris were produced from 2011 vintage grapes onwards for easy summer drinking.
The vines are hand tended and no irrigation is used. Runner Duck is committed to Sustainability and Nil Residue in wines. The distinct brand, apart from the fortuitous link with the nationality and historic career of the Runner Duck Estate's owners, reflects the shape of the Indian Runner Duck a breed of duck often linked to the shape of a wine bottle.
|JOY Sparkling Rose, Matakana|
Bottle fermented in the Methode Traditionelle style. Playful in colour and bursting with flavours of summer fruits and fresh baked bread, JOY is a wine for sharing and celebrating!
|50.00||13.00 (weekends only)|
|Runner Duck Pinot Gris 2015, Auckland|
A luscious and inviting wine with aromas of baked pear, ginger, cinnamon and guava. The icy, fleshy palate highlights its bountiful array of tropical fruit flavours. The sweetness of the fruit dances wonderfully with Asian spice and heat whereas the freshness sings alongside European herbs and sauces.
|Runner Duck Rose 2019, Matakana|
Elegantly fragrant, lower alcohol wine with sweet red berry fruits and rose petal aromas. Creamy fresh strawberry and raspberry flavours with a lovely long moreish finish!
|Runner Duck Chardonnay 2019, Matakana|
Ripe citrus and orange blossom, white peach aromatics – the palate has dense fleshy white peach, nectarine and cashew flavours.
|Runner Duck Albarino 2018, Matakana |
Lifted varietal aromas of citrus blossom, white peach and lime with an alluring spiced note of crystallised ginger! Palate is dry with a lovely natural fruit sweetness that compliments the juicy acidity that runs through the stonefruit & citrus flavours
|Plume Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Wairau Valley Marlborough|
Bursting with passion fruit, black currant, grapefruit and lemongrass aromas, this wine is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The wine drives across the palate with a refreshing vibrancy of tropical fruits, gooseberry and lemon citrus flavours. The beautiful fragrance of this wine will compliment all sea food! (Plume House Wine)
|Runner Duck Passion (Syrah) 2014, Matakana|
Black doris plum, cardamom, black pepper and dark cocoa on the
nose. Opulent ripe fruit and fragrant
dark spice on the palate.
|Runner Duck Black Velvet 2014, Matakana (Blend)|
Classic dark red from an exceptional year! Traditional French varieties exhibit cassis/blackberry, cedar and cigar box, spice. Notes of anise with a beguiling minerality and lovely interplay of Tannins
|Runner Duck Sangiovese 2015, Matakana|
Violets, black doris plum, sweet roasted cocoa on the nose –Dark fruited and savoury spiced on the palate!
|Runner Duck Red 2012|
A dense, dark, blood-red wine with classic aromas of cassis, dark chocolate and spice.
|The Knight (Blend) 2011, Matakana|
Ruby hue in colour, soft and mouth filling - layers of underlying complexity
with a lingering finish.
Runner Duck - Older Vintages
|Runner Duck Red (Blend), 2007|
Strawberry and blackberries on the nose, cherries and mushrooms on the palate. Spicy with a firm palate.
|Runner Duck Red (Blend), 2009|
Barrel-aged blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Pinotage. Vibrant black currant, plum and spice flavours tinged with sweet oak.
|Runner Duck Black Velvet 2013|
Unique Bordeaux style blend from an exceptional year. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec. Full bodied, dense garnet colour, lifted dark fruits. A powerful wine with honed tannins, excellent length and balance.
|Runner Duck Chardonnay 2018Ripe citrus and orange blossom, white peach aromatics – the palate has dense fleshy peach, nectarine and cashew flavours.||70.00|
|Runner Duck Sangiovese, 2014|
Dark purple tinged wine, classic varietal traits of bright red and black fruits, cinnamon and five spice. Palate bursting with wild berry flavours and fine grained tannins.
New Zealand Wine
|Busch 2010 Scarred Hill Riesling Marlborough|
A succulent wine in a medium to medium dry style with floral, apricot and citrus flavours. Tangy acidity gives the wine a moderately dry finish. Soft-textured with good flavour purity.
|Amisfield Pinot Noir 2018|
French Red Wine (Rhone Valley)
|Cuvee Du Vatican, Châteauneuf Du Pape, 2016 |
Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre. Generous mouth filling black fruits on the palate with hints of liquorice, toasted spice and smooth tannins.
|Louis Belle Crozes-Hermitage Pierrelles 2016 |
Syrah – hits the palate with a rounded, supple, elegant texture that carries terrific depth and richness. A beautiful CROZES!
|Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras, cuvee des Templiers, 2016|
Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry flavours. Explosive fruit tannings give the sweet, creamy flavours structure and focus.
|Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf du Pape 2016 France|
The "Grand Cru" of the Southern Rhone valley. Up to 13 different varieties can be used to make a bottle of Châteauuneuf. Textured, flavoursome, structured and with the exuberance of the South of France.
French Red Wine (Bordeaux Region)
|Murmure de Larchis Ducasse, St Emilion, Grand Cru, 2012|
Fun, flashy, plum cake, boysenberry/blueberry flavours with a bolt of anise holding the ripe, open-knit finish (Merlot/Cabernet Franc)
|Château de la Cour, St Emilion, Grand Cru, 2015|
Fresh red fruit aromas with a touch of spice, well balance structure, woody finish (Merlot/Cabernet Franc)
|Château Moncets, Lalande de Pomerol, 2014|
Aromas of red fruit and subtly spiced peppermint notes – well balanced and smooth on the palate (Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon)
|Château Carbonneau, 1eres Côtes "Sequoia" 2016|
Upright structure with an enormous charm and soft finish (Merlot/Cabernet)
French Red Wine (Burgundy - Pinot Noir)
|Joblot Givry, 1er Cru, "Cellier aux Moines", 2016|
Plush, spicy and balanced with endless charm and finesse from a rocky, limestone rich parcel. A STUNNER!
|David Moreau, Côte de Beaune Villages, 2016|
Vivacious red cherry/kirsch scented bouquet that is vibrant and showy. Medium-bodied palate with fine tannins
|Vincent Girardin Bourgogne 2014|
A pleasant wine – fruity, flesh and ample. Juicy with some walnut, a bit of earth and tobacco – a slight dryness on the finish.
French White Wine
|Arthur Metz Pinot Gris 2018|
Pinot Gris belongs to the Alsace! Naturally smoky, a bit of aromatics with stone-fruit characters, creamy texture yet it finishes nearly dry.
|Cave de Lugny Macon-Village 2018 |
Chardonnay with a creaminess on the mid palate and a crisp finish.
|Seguinot Chablis 2018 (100% Chardonnay)|
Planted on very poor limestone soil which gives the wine a very tight focus and precise texture with a very dry finish.
|Arthur Metz Gewurztraminer 2018|
Spicy and floral, a wonderful rich and smooth wine with enough structure to handle spicy food.
|Château Villefranch, Sauternes (France) |
Sauternes is the most famous sweet wine appelation and belongs to the Bordeaux region. Sweet without being cloying and with a refined aftertaste. Superb!
|Lheraud Cognac Cuvée 10|
An extremely well balanced Cognac thanks to its origins in the Petit Champagne cru.
|The Laird - Mangawhai|
Fortified dessert wine
We generally have Heineken, Heineken Light and Speights
|Sawmill Craft Beer||14.00|
|20 Year Tawny||24.00|
|Runner Duck Grape Juice|
Pure Matakana grape juice, made from our Syrah and Malbec Grapes – 275 ml bottle – NO ADDITIVES
|Normal range of fizzy drinks||7.00|
Flat white, cappuccino, long black mochaccino, macchiato, decaffeinated
A range of plain and herbal teas are available
Runner Duck | Cellar Door at Plume
|Black Velvet 2014||50.00||400.00|
|Pinot Gris 2015||38.00||380.00|
Mixed case of 6: 10% discount on bottle price
Mixed case of 12: 15% discount on bottle price
Buy online from Runner Duck Cellar Door
Gorgeous food – will be back.Mark & Florence
Wow! We will be back!Alf & Nadin
First time I have enjoyed my whole mealTash
You knock spots off the Hilton!! Perfect. Thank youCatherine
Most enjoyable day in the sun – food was amazing and the service was A1Pat and Denise
Truly beyond amazing! We will be backAndrea & Peter
Fantastic food, great service and beautiful wineAnnamaria & Matt
Fantastic meal, service and smiles! A great place to be!Darrel, Janet, Erynne, Selkirk and Emma
Fish curry was “divine” – live music created an awesome atmosphere with added friendly wait staffErrol & Lesley
Great vegetarian food – well done!Jeanette
Pure bliss and enjoyment!Vicki & Lawson
A stunning lunch, we enjoyed it allJes
Wonderful wine – Runner Duck Red – it was recommended to us and well worth the trip to MatakanaKen