Tongariro River Estate is a boutique family-owned Vineyard and Restaurant situated in a unique location of exceptional natural beauty on the edge of New Zealand’s oldest National Park and World Heritage area the Tongariro National Park
The Tongariro National Park is recognized for it’s important Maori cultural association’s as well as its outstanding Volcanic features. Tongariro is one of only a handful of sites worldwide to be given dual World Heritage status.
Situated a short walk to the Tongariro River and some of the best fly-fishing in New Zealand if not the world makes Tongariro River Estate unique, indeed the much loved River Wine Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes are grown on the stony flats of the old Tongariro river bed and capture the essence of this truly beautiful area.
Some times it's a good idea to let our customers do the talking for us....
"Seriously good food in a Tongariro vineyard"
"......fabulous new restaurant nestled into the vineyard on one of our frequent visits to the Tongariro region. It has great food, ambience, casual setting on the deck overlooking the vineyard.”
"The coffee was excellent, Ponsonby standard!”
"Stunning setting with great cuisine, I hope they can keep this up."
"This is a serious cuisine opportunity tucked into one of our favourite parts of the world.”
".....the Chef came out and asked us how the food was, great service, as good as anything you would find in Auckland”
"We were so impressed with brunch that we returned the following evening for dinner and were not disappointed.”
"River Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris were a pleasant surprise as they proved to be quality wines”
"The fish was cooked to perfection with contrasting and complimentary flavours; asparagus and lemon caper sauce.”
"The lamb shank was the best I have ever tasted. It was exquisitely tender and the subtle Moroccan flavours were well complemented by the falafel.”
"We thought River pinot noir 2005 a beautifully balanced wine”
".....the restaurant is fabulous and we look forward to many days of slouching on the deck in the sun quaffing River Wines”
".......the poached pear with chocolate was to die for!”
From casual coffee and a chat with friends, to brunch and a glass of wine, or a romantic dinner with that special some one or the whole family you won’t be disappointed.