The contemporary New Zealand architecture and captivating views of the vineyard and wider vista, plus views into the working part of the winery, provide a unique setting for intimate occasions at Ransom Wines.  Our venue has a special ambience and our aim is to make each occasion unique and memorable.

Ransom Wines is the perfect place for functions and gatherings of friends, family or work colleagues to get together during the day in a relaxed setting to celebrate a special occasion e.g. birthday, wedding anniversary, Mother’s and Father’s Day, hen parties or even a small casual wedding.

Depending on the size of your group we arrange tables, either in the main gallery space, which has a fire going in winter, or on the sheltered terrace with its beautiful outlook. The view is glorious. The opening and closing “Vergola” roof can be adjusted to vary the amount of direct sunlight. If the weather is not so kind the blinds are dropped, the roof closed and the heaters are turned on, but the view can still be enjoyed.

In warmer weather you can sit at outdoor tables on a large grassed area with umbrellas, if you are looking for a more casual occasion – great for families with children.

Our food offerings are carefully thought out to complement our wines and served on long platters made from our own oak barrels. The opportunity to taste a range of wines, combined with the beautifully flavoursome food and the quality of the presentation provide guests with a special experience.

The terrace can accommodate large groups of up to 45 and allows for, in effect, a private function. The cellar door and winebar remain open to the general public during our normal opening hours.

Please choose from the following options below for your group booking (8 or more people) at Ransom Wines

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Wine Tasting

$15.00 per person

An introduction to Ransom Wines plus a tutored tasting of 5 to 7 wines, depending on availability, presented by the winemakers. Guaranteed to be entertaining and educational. A unique experience.  Allow about 40 minutes.

Tour & Tasting

$20.00 per person

An introduction to the vineyard and tour of the winery by the winemakers followed by a tutored tasting of 5 to 7 wines.  n.b. Minimum numbers required. Tour times are organised to fit in with winery and winebar activities

Summer Tasting & Picnic Lunch Platters

$25.00 per person

A tutored tasting of 3 of our “summer” wines, including our popular Vin Gris rosé, a picnic rug by the vines with platters of goodies and baskets of specialty breads to assemble your own picnic lunch.

Wine Tasting & Lunch

$37.00 per person

An introduction to Ransom Wines by the winemakers plus a series of 5 wine tastes* to accompany “The Wine Taster’s Platter” served on large platters and designed to share.  n.b. One payment preferred.

The Wine Taster’s Platter

$22.00 per person

Served on large platters and designed to share.  Purchase wine by the glass or bottle.

Wine & Cheese Tasting

$25.00 per person

For an exceptional taste experience - 5 wines served with locally produced cheeses accompanied by marinated olives and baskets of breads.