Explore Matawhero and surrounds
Three of the most popular vineyards in Matawhero are dotted around Riverpoint and part of the Central Valley. Bridge Estate Vineyard is open from lunch until late from Wednesday - Sunday and is the perfect place for wine tasting, delicious platters, outdoor games and live music from time to time. Nearby Matawhero Wines is another hotspot for gourmet platters and wine tasting amidst the vines and olive trees. There’s also an underground cellar which is home to vintage Matawhero wines and other iconic New Zealand wines. Cellar door opening times run from February to March, but it always pays to call and check availability.
Neighbouring Bushmere Estate Wines also offers a fine wining and dining experience – with the onsite Vines restaurant open year-round, you can enjoy a beautiful meal prepared by local chefs with a selection of wine flights upon availability amidst the vineyards.
Did you know?
Bridge Estate Vineyard was formerly the site of the ‘Old Bridge Hotel.’ Today accommodation is available for those keen to sleep amidst the vines in unique and beautiful character buildings and experience amazing service and hospitality.