Springtime in Matakana is divine, so next time you have a free weekend, why not take the time to drive the short distance up there and spend the day at beautiful Plume Vineyard Restaurant? This is a wonderful time of the year to visit the restaurant and their Cellar door at Plume, to sample their range of Runner Duck Wines, not to mention their grape juice and olive oil, all made on the property.
For a little history on Plume Restaurant & Vineyard, their three hectare boutique vineyard is located at 37 Duck Creek Road in Matakana and was planted in 2003. The vineyard comprises about 1.5 hectare of Syrah, with the remainder being in Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot, allowing Runner Duck Estate to produce a pure Bordeaux varietal, a Syrah and a Rose. Another 0.5ha plot at Plume on Sharp road planted in the early 90s produces a crop of Sangiovaise.
Runner Duck Estate’s Cellar Door is situated at Plume the Vineyard Restaurant, Matakana, 49a Sharp Road, Matakana and their Cellar Door at Plume Runner Duck Estate is all about combining their true passions in life - family, lifestyle and premium wine. Plume’s Cellar Door is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 3pm for wine tastings or to pick up the wine for your drinking pleasure or to add to your wine cellar.
Plume, the vineyard restaurant, Matakana has a simple tasting plan with an opportunity to taste different combinations and people can spend a fun relaxing time with Plume’s wine experts, sipping different varieties with specialised attention and care. Free tastes of their premium flights are also available at the Cellar Door with any purchase of wine, one bottle per guest, and they offer tasting of any five of their wines available at the Cellar Door for $7 pp.
Plan a great day out by booking a table at Plume Vineyard Restaurant this spring, and planning a tasting of Runner Duck wines, and you will find yourself coming home with some classic wines and maybe even a bottle of grape juice and some of their delectable olive oil. For more information on Matakana, Matakana wineries and Matakana vineyards please visit the website at http://www.plumerestaurant.co.nz .