River Vineyard & Restaurant
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 is recognized for its important Maori cultural associations 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, Pinot Gris, grapes are grown on the stony flats of the old Tongariro river bed and capture the essence of this truly beautiful area.
River Restaurant - superb foods and wines in a vineyard setting.
River Restaurant (voted has been voted a top 20 Restaurant on Tripadvisor for the North Island) is situated a short walk to the fantastic fly-fishing of the Tongariro River and on the edge of New Zealand’s oldest National Park.
River Restaurant with its great wine, food, expansive decking and warm welcome make it an ideal place for lunch, dinner or that special occasion or event.
Drop by and sample our great platters and River Wine, there is no better place to try these outstanding wines than where the grapes were grown on the stony flats of the old Tongariro riverbed.
With the warm family welcome come and relax at River Restaurant, try our River Wine and depending on the time of year watch the vines soak up the beauty of the area as they prepare themselves for the next vintage.
“An outstanding gem of a restaurant set in a beautiful vineyard”
Tripadvisor Review February 15, 2012
Quite simply, we are so lucky to have River Vineyard and River Restaurant in the lake area. This gorgeous estate ticks all the boxes. Beautifully designed interiors/ exteriors reflecting the property. We were seated in the relaxed dining room with a lovely fire on a cold winter's night after skiing all day. Our extremely professional waitress' s service would rival any top- end restaurant in our major cities.
The talented chef was creating international high- end calibre cuisine with locally found produce that frankly both surprised us and delighted us to know this hidden retreat was in our area. I strongly suggest taking a tiny detour off the main highway for an hour or two to savour lunch or dinner at this unique spot.
Visited August 2011 Fleur847 Auckland, New Zealand
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River Vineyard & River Restaurant
Tongariro River Estate
Ph: +64 7 3866704
Mobile: +64 21 894 223
Hours of Operation