Ohinemuri Estate Winery

Cafe in Karangahake Gorge

Ohinemuri Estate Winery has Latvian-influenced architecture and serves excellent lunches: shared platters, seafood, soups and vegetarian dishes all feature. You’d be right if you thought it was an unusual site for growing grapes – the fruit is imported from other regions. Tastings are $5, refundable with purchase.

If you imbibe too much, snaffle the chalet-style hut ($135 per night) and revel in the charming atmosphere of this secluded place.