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.
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 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 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