Rock Ferry Wines
130 Hammerichs Rd, Rapaura 7272, New Zealand
Photo courtesy of Rock Ferry Wines
Rock Ferry WinesHandily located a short drive from Blenheim in the midst of the Marlborough wine region, Rock Ferry boasts a pleasant garden setting that's a perfect place to stop for lunch between tasting excursions (likely involving the excellent local sauvignon and chardonnay). Formerly a heritage cottage home, Rock Ferry has a relaxed ambience and is bordered by well-established vineyards that supply organic grapes for its own wines. Much of the menu also features organic ingredients, and standout dishes include marinated salmon from New Zealand's Banks Peninsula and a spicy, Thai-influenced curry with free-range chicken. Leave room for something sweet from the seasonal blackboard menu—not to mention a glass of Rock Ferry's fragrant and honeyed riesling dessert wine.