It is a
long time since I was last given the opportunity to appreciate the pleasure of some fine dining, and
Tirohana Estate was a perfect remedy.
Martinborough vineyard produces award-winning boutique wines, with their grapes
being nourished by the special properties of alluvial terraces of an ancient dry riverbed.
collected from our motel by complimentary shuttle bus and welcomed at the door
by our cheerful host, before being given a Sauvignon Squeeze (sauvignon blanc
with pineapple juice and lemonade). At
our table we were served an Amuse Bouche, which in our case was a small sample
of Roasted Carrot Soup with Olive Oil Drizzle.
a $65 per person fixed-price menu, and had a choice of five items for an Entrée. I chose Portobello Mushroom, stuffed with
blue cheese and served with sun-dried tomato quinoa and the Estate’s own
choices were Beef Brisket, Lamb Shank, Pork Rack, Fish en Papillote, Stuffed Sweet
Kumara, or a Vegan Filo dish, all served with seasonal vegetables.
I chose the
Lamb Shank with feta sauce de viande. It
was melt-in-the-mouth delicious!
meal we had a 2018 Estate-produced Pinot Gris, which I forgot to photograph! It was light and refreshing and very easy to
eating our Main Course we were encouraged to take a stroll outside, a perfect way
to appreciate the mellow evening and allow our meal some time to settle before
tackling the sweets course.
I chose Chocolate Torte with Strawberry Dust, served with Vanilla Bean Ice
our meal was rounded off with a small Chocolate Truffle. Rich and smooth and a lovely taste to finish
All in all,
it was a very enjoyable pleasant evening.
We felt spoilt by all the attention and the food and wine were perfect.
Tirohana Estate 😊
make things clear, this review is a personal opinion and not made for