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Amisfield Winery Bistro, Queenstown

10 Lake Hayes Road
Queenstown , South Island
New Zealand
Tel: 64 3 442 0556's insider take:

The closest winery to Queenstown (it's about a 15-minute drive north), Amisfield is known for its pinot, riesling, and sauvignon blanc varietals. Tour the property—which overlooks beautiful Lake Hayes and Coronet Peak—then spend an hour in the tasting room before repairing to the adjacent bistro for an early dinner. The menu served in the rustic stone dining room focuses on simple, delicious tapas-style dishes: fried whitebait with sourdough bread and organic butter; rabbit-and-prune rillette; artichoke-and–broad bean risotto; and duck breast with grilled pears. In summer, grab a table in the Tuscan-style courtyard, order a couple of bottles, and share it all with friends.

Closed Mondays. Open for lunch and early dinner (last seating at 7 p.m.).

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