Runner Duck Wines


Runner Duck Sangiovese 2014 Matakana

From our small block of 20 plus year old Sangiovese vines based on the restaurant plot.  A dark purple tinged wine showing classic varietal traits of bright red and black fruits, cedar, cinnamon, and five spice.  A palate bursting with wild berry flavours and fine grained tannins wrapped around a classic Sangiovese brightness.  Supple and vibrant food wine that will compliment and highlight, a variety of classic dishes.


Runner Duck Black Velvet 2013 Matakana

This wine is made from the traditional and classic French varietals of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This unique blend is from an excellent once in many years vintage and is full bodied with a dense garnet colour and lifted dark red fruits, black plum and brambles, cedar and cigar box on the nose. A powerful wine, juicy ripe fruit, finely honed tannins, harmonious with an excellent length and balance on the palette. Great to drink at any time especially so with wild game, fish dishes and spiced meats.


Runner Duck Passion 2014 Matakana

2014 was an even more exceptional year for viticulture! Our full bodied deep ruby red Syrah has vibrant earthy notes while displaying the characteristics of black spice and pepper and aromas of dark red juicy fruit, cassis, blackberry, violets and black olives. Sliky tannis, excellent depth, lingering finish.


The Knight 2011 Matakana

This wine is made from the traditional and classic French varietals of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This hand tended hand-picked blend is a medium heavy weighted wine with a ruby hue in colour and lifted violet notes of bramble and dark fruit on the nose. Its distinctive character is soft and mouth filling on first taste, generous in fruit with layers of underlying complexity, toast quality oak supple integrated acid and has a focused lingering finish. Great to drink at any time with wild game, fish dishes and spiced meats.


Plume Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough

PLUME HOUSE WINE: 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!


Runner Duck Pinot Gris 2015 Matakana

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 2017 Matakana

This vibrantly pink rose is predominantly Syrah based with a small amount of Cabernet Franc.  Aromatically the wine is flush with bright red fruits, raspberry and strawberry in particular – yet it carries subtle notes of thyme and oregano that add layers of complexity to the fruit appeal.  A silken textured wine that easily compliments many foods, it perhaps sits best with friends enjoying the sunshine on a long, lazy, summer afternoon.

Runner Duck Red 2012

A dense dark blood-red wine, classic aromas of cassis, cigar box, dark chocolate and spice. The juicy and supple palate has elegant tannins, a backbone of black and red fruits with a subtle herbal lift. A stylish, approachable, Bordeaux style wine that complements a large array of dishes from soft cheeses to poultry and duck, hearty stews and steaks.

JOY, Matakana Methode Traditionelle

Bottle fermented in the Methode Traditionelle style, this bright and refreshing rose is crafted from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes. playful in colour and bursting with flavours of Summer fruits and freshly baked bread, “joy” is a wine for sharing and celebrating!


Gorgeous food – will be back.
Mark & Florence
Wow! We will be back!
Alf & Nadin
First time I have enjoyed my whole meal
You knock spots off the Hilton!! Perfect. Thank you
Most enjoyable day in the sun – food was amazing and the service was A1
Pat and Denise
Truly beyond amazing! We will be back
Andrea & Peter
Fantastic food, great service and beautiful wine
Annamaria & 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 staff
Errol & Lesley
Great vegetarian food – well done!
Very Impressed
Pure bliss and enjoyment!
Vicki & Lawson
A stunning lunch, we enjoyed it all
Wonderful wine – Runner Duck Red – it was recommended to us and well worth the trip to Matakana