Fresh summer fruits, local wines and wineries and fantastic
local fare, Kurow has a lot to offer.

Stop for food at one of our cafes or hotels. Kurow is home to Kurow Village Wines, Ostler, Forrest Wines, Sublime Wines and Tranquility Estate and these can be sampled at the regional wine tasting room, Vintner's Drop on the main street. Sample the fare from our local Farmers' Market on a Saturday morning, take a break and enjoy the spectacular scenery

The first winery to be built in the Waitaki Valley.

The first winery to be built in the Waitaki Valley.

Pasquale Kurow Estate Winery and Cellar Door

The Pasquale Kurow Estate Winery offers light refreshments of pizzas, platters and wedges consisting of local cheeses, meats and salmon; paired with your glass of wine, locally brewed beer, or barista made coffee or tea. Open daily from 10am to 5pm over summer and after hours for functions.

Our café and cellar door is open 7 days a week from late October to early May.

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Food full of home cooked flavour.

Food full of home cooked flavour.

Te Kohurau Cafe (TK)

A warm and welcoming dining experience. Fully licensed, indoor and outdoor dining open seven days.

Groups welcome (bus tours, parties, meetings, etc). Freshly made food full of home cooked flavour!

Kohurau Cafe on the main road through Kurow offers a full restaurant menu, cafe food and takeaways.

Hosts Jovy and Michael Sargeant.  Phone 03 436 0603. 

Waitaki's regional tasting room.

The Vintner's Drop

Open for bottle sales and tastings. Group tastings and private functions by arrangement.

A boutique tasting room, The Vintner's Drop showcases wines by Ostler.

Our website Ostler Wine

Apricots, peaches, plums nectarines and cherries.

Apricots, peaches, plums nectarines and cherries.

Waitaki Orchards Ltd

Waitaki Orchards Ltd is a summer-fruit, family owned orchard growing apricots, peaches, plums nectarines and cherries.  The orchard is 6km east of Kurow on a 33 ha block. The fruit is picked, packed and graded on site for New Zealand and overseas markets.  Most of Waitaki Orchard's seasonal workers are students and backpackers from around the world.

Work is available during the year. Picking and packing work is available January and February, with pruning from May to August.  In October and November fruit thinning takes place. 
If you would like to be part of the Waitaki Orchard team please phone Irene Watt 027 780 3851 or email

When the fruit is ready in January and February the roadside stall is open 7 days, 9am - 5.30pm at 5221 Kurow-Duntroon Road, Kurow.