Wine & Cellar Door


Runner Duck Estate Vineyard

The 3 hectare boutique vineyard located at 37 Duck Creek Road in the Matakana appellation was planted in 2003. The vineyard comprises about 1.5 hectare of Syrah, with the remainder being in Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot,Chardonay,Albarino, and Petit Verdot allowing Runner Duck Estate to produce a pure Bordeaux varietal, a Syrah and a Rose besides its whites. Another 0.5ha plot at Plume on Sharp road planted in the early 90s produces a crop of Sangiovaise.


The Wine

Runner Duck also produces a semi dry Pinot gris in each year. Of course Runner Duck’s commitment to quality wines will not allow it to produce wines from substandard years. If you would like more information about Runner Duck wines you can visit the website here.


The Brand

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!


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