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Carrick Cellar Door & Restaurant Experience

Carrick is a small single estate award winning organic vineyard located in Bannockburn. Marketing manager Ashleigh Cleland says visiting their cellar door is the best way to experience their certified organic, estate grown wines along with their limited release and library wines.

What options are there for wine tastings, tours and food?

We offer four different tasting flights available daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm.

The winery restaurant has a menu which focuses on locally sourced, seasonal produce. Also available are guided tours of the Carrick vineyard, winery and cellar, followed by wine tasting with a team member. This can be booked online. Our pizza trailer and wine bar on front lawn beside the Lake Dunstan cycle trail offers pizzas, scones, coffee and a range of our wines and local beverages.

What is the pick of Carrick vintages for winter wine tasting?

Carrick’s general manager and viticulturist Cliff Wickman recommends our award-winning Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2015. It is superb when paired with either our lamb or venison dish while dining by the fire in the Carrick restaurant.

What is the Carrick restaurant style?

Carrick’s Restaurant is formal dining with recommended wine matches from our winemaker Rosie Menzies. The menu is created by head chef Gwen Harvie with seasonal adjustments specialising in locally sourced, seasonal produce. We cater for large group reservations and regularly host private events for up to 60 people. Bookings are recommended.

What are the winter menu highlights? 

The Central Otago lamb rump with smoked beetroot puree, goats cheese mousse & crispy kale is delicious followed by our homemade apple pie served with cinnamon mascarpone & vanilla bean ice cream.  The kitchen has created some new dishes for the ski season featuring homemade gnocchi with lamb ragout and beef short ribs with delectable sides to share.

What visitor accommodation is available at Carrick?

Carrick has two houses situated on our vineyards available year-round. 

The Towan House accommodates up to 12 people and the Arthur House sleeps up to six. They offer privacy with stunning views over Cromwell basin and surrounding vineyards.