Over its two decade history, Marsden Estate has become known for the quality of its original cuisine.
Fresh produce is continually sourced from around the region and the superb local food is served on the terrace, shaded by grapevines, overlooking the lake, gardens and vineyard.
It’s the perfect place for a long lunch accompanied by fabulous wines.
Nearly two centuries ago, the first grapevines were planted at Kerikeri That was the work of Samuel Marsden, the driving force behind the establishment of Anglican mission stations in New Zealand.
Nearly two decades ago, Rod and Cindy MacIvor followed in his footsteps with the establishment of the vineyard and wine estate they named after him.
Marsden Estate is youthful by comparison, but the vineyard, the gardens and the estate building look well settled into the sub-tropical landscape of New Zealand’s Far North.
Just a few minutes’ drive from Kerikeri village, Marsden Estate offers wine sales, tastings and tours, with innovative cuisine to complement its award winning wines. It’s known for the relaxed atmosphere of its courtyard dining space overlooking the lake and vines, with innovative cuisine that showcases the unique flavours of the region.
The charm, style, atmosphere and history to be found at Marsden Estate make it a superb venue and events centre. The rendered building, designed by eccentric Welsh-born architect Martyn Evans, looks as matured as its European counterparts, without losing its archetypal Northland character.