Fig, Feta & Rocket Salad

Fig, Feta & Rocket Salad Like so many Marlborough locals, we love supporting and encouraging local growers, makers and artisans who care about quality, the environment and their craft. Emily of Marlborough’s Old Road Estate has been a long-time supporter and friend of Wairau River. We’ve always loved seeing her smiling face on her visits …

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Creamy Mussel Chowder

Mussel chowder makes a great lunch for friends and is always popular with the family for weekend meals, and it’s a firm favourite at our winery restaurant. 1kg / 35oz mussels in shells1 large or 2 medium onionsI Tbsp canola or other oil1 large carrot2 large celery stalks2 medium-sized potatoes50g / 2oz butter1/2 cup standard …

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Thai Chicken Curry

This easy mid-week Thai chicken curry is warming and hearty and pairs well with both our Estate and Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOKING TIME: 15 mins | SERVES 4 Ingredients2 cups Jasmine rice1 bunch coriander1 stalk lemongrass, white part finely chopped2 small red chillies, deseeded and chopped2 cloves garlic5cm …

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Chicken Tagine

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil800 grams boned chicken thighs, skin onsea salt and freshly ground pepper2 onions, thinly sliced3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 1⁄2 teaspoons cumin seedspinch saffron, toasted1-2 tablespoons harissa2 x 400 gram tins tomatoes, crushed1 x 300 gram tin cooked chickpeas 1 preserved lemon                                  METHOD Chicken: Heat the olive oil …

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Blue Nose Sashimi

White fish Sashimi is the perfect starter for any summer meal; and it pairs perfectly with our Pinot Gris. 130g / 4.5oz Blue-nose or any other white fish; scaled, and pin-bonedSea saltFreshly ground black pepper2 Limes1 Pomegranate, halved1 thumb-sized piece of fresh gingerExtra-virgin olive oilFresh baby Basil leaves With a sharp knife, slice the fish …

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