Vines Restaurant at Point Bush Estates Winery

We warmly welcome you to Vines Restaurant at Point Bush Estates Winery - Opened in November 2014. Our team invites you to experience our cuisine proudly featuring local produce, pair your meal or tasting a glass of our finest Estate wines crafted on site in the adjoining Winery, and relax in the tranquil vineyard surroundings.

A destination for food lovers

Vines offers a simply unique dining experience and destination, located in the Hunters Hills, 5 minutes drive from the centre of Waimate township, or a central point to stop when travelling between Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown/Wanaka.

Our team at Vines Restaurant work to create dishes based on seasonal flavours and produce throughout the year. Our guests are encouraged to savour their dining experience while enjoying the stunning view, flavor combinations and of course our own Point Bush Estates wine.

Stopping by for afternoon tea is a fabulous way to unwind and enjoy a leisurely afternoon overlooking the vineyard and coastal scenery.

Dining Reservations

Our estate opening hours for dining follows the seasons in our vineyard. 

Bookings for dining are currently available during the following times:

Lunch: Wednesday – Sunday from 12pm to 3pm
Afternoon Tea: Wednesday - Sunday from 2.30pm 


Please note from 12th February 2017 we will be changing to our Autumn/Winter hours of Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm to 4pm

Our a la carte evening dining will return after the winter season, please contact us if you have an enquiry for an evening celebrating a special occasion at Vines Restaurant, we are more than happy to work with you to plan a dinner for your group during Autumn/Winter!


Vines Restaurant is a popular venue for functions and can be booked out well in advance throughout the year. Please Book early to avoid disappointment! 

Don't want to drive? We offer complimentary transport for guests staying within Waimate Township. We can pick you up and drop you off after your meal. Choose this option when booking online or talk to us on 03 689 8488