The highly-anticipated new Wither Hills Cellar Door and Restaurant has officially opened. Celebrating the wines for which they are famous, the new Wither Hills restaurant offers a lunchtime service and menu which matches a selection of their award-winning wines with delicious cuisine showcasing the region’s best produce.

With a coastline blessed with an array of seafood and a region rich in produce, the restaurant’s menu will change regularly according to the best local goods on offer. Some of the sample dishes during the first few weeks will include mussel fritters with lime aioli cress, tomato char and sourdough, crayfish salad with saffron, mixed leaves and heritage tomatoes, as well as local venison with roast baby vegetables, shitake and parsnip.

Leading the redesign, New Zealand interior designer and judge of TV3’s The Block, Paul Izzard said he was excited to reveal the new space to visitors.

“The venue is now complete with stunning interior finishes, a new layout and outdoor courtyard for visitors to enjoy the Wither Hills wine and menu overlooking the vineyards. We wanted the look and feel of the restaurant to complement the cellar door experience with an inviting and relaxed atmosphere,” said Izzard.

The venue will also be available for small functions and private dining from December.