The Crater Rim have teamed up with Nicola Fraher at Nourish Nutrition to show you fantastic food and wine matches.

Take a few minutes to see how our wine matches up with some classic kiwi cuisine!


BBQ Lamb Cutlets, Crispy Rosemary Potatoes & Asparagus with Rata Pinot Noir



Food and Wine match

Learn about how important the spraying process is for the vitality of the grapes. Of course, the good news is that it is all natural. Then watch us cook up a storm on the BBQ and match this with a very special wine.



Download: BBQ Lamb Cutlets, Crispy Rosemary Potatoes & Asparagus



Waipara Riesling with fig and goat's cheese salad



Food and Wine match

Hear our winemaker talk about the different vintages of Riesling – what difference can a year make? Then watch us make a simple but delicious salad that goes perfectly with one of our Rieslings.



 Download: Fig & Goat's Cheese Salad with Baby Greens.docx


Creamy risotto with our Viognier



Food and Wine match

Today we talk about an exciting project for The Crater Rim – learn about how we are making methode traditionelle, a first for Waipara. We follow this by a tasty match of a creamy risotto with our Viognier.


Download: Mushroom, Green Bean & Crispy Pancetta Risotto.docx




FTA Pinot Gris with Lentil and Vegetable Dahl



Food and Wine match

Ever wondered how all those bottles get labelled – this is how we do it at The Crater Rim. And let’s pinch one of those bottles for a match made in heaven – Spicey Dahl with From the Ashes Pinot Gris!


Download: Lentil Vegetable Dahl.docx





FTA Sauvignon Blanc with Warm Quinoa & Halloumi Salad



Food and Wine match

We are looking at soil types that make the best wines on this frosty Waipara morning, followed by a session on the barbeque frying up halloumi for a delicious warm salad to match our From the Ashes Sauvignon Blanc.


Download: Download: Warm Quinoa Salad with Grilled Halloumi.docx




Corn & Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Salsa and Bacon with TCR Sauvignon Blanc



Food and Wine match

Vineyard Manager, Westley Heeren talks to us about pruning, one of the most important jobs of the winemaking year. Then we head to the barbeque on a frosty morning for a fresh wine and food match that makes a great lunch or weekend meal.


Download: Zucchini Corn Fritters with Bacon and Avocado Salsa.docx




Slow Cooked Garlic Lamb Shanks matched with Omihi Rise Pinot Noir



Food and wine match

Looking for comfort food on these cold Winter nights? You really can’t beat this match to warm you up and really satisfy you!


Download: Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Creamy Mash Sesame Beans.docx




Seared Tuna with Fennel & Apple Salad matched with From the Ashes Pinot Noir



Food and wine match

If you would not normally match a fish dish with a Pinot Noir then give this match a try. Seared tuna goes perfectly with this wine!


Download: Seared Tuna & Fennel and Apple Salad.docx



The Crater Rim Sauvignon Blanc with Smoked Salmon



Food and wine match

As we come to the end of harvest, the leaves are turning for Autumn – here we are matching wine & food amongst the golden vines.


Download: Smoked Salmon and Home-made Aioli on Ciabatta.docx



The Crater Rim Chardonnay with Paua, Pork & Puha Sausages



Food and wine match

Join us for our second ‘wild food’ match – if you like the sound of pork and paua then this one is for you!


Download: Paua, Pork and Puha Sausages with Smashed Kumara & Watercress Salad.docx



The Crater Rim Pinot Noir with Spiced Venison



Food and wine match

This month’s match has a wild food theme. Join us as we barbecue wild venison and build a dish that is just perfect with our Pinot Noir.


Download: Spiced Venison with Israeli Couscous & Salsa Verde.docx 



The Crater Rim Sauvignon Blanc with Mango & Coconut Quinoa Salad



Food and wine match

Join us cooking in the vineyard – exciting to see the buds on the vines bursting while we put together a salad that will tempt the taste buds.



The Crater Rim Wines and Ladies High Tea



Food and wine match

Mozzarella towers and retro salmon pin wheels with Pinot Gris and that's just the first serving.



Crater Rim Pinot Gris with Pork Apple Risotto



Food and wine match

A fantastic combination of flavours perfectly presented in a risotto with the wine to match.



Crater Rim Pinot Noir made into Mulled Wine



Food and wine match

Do you fancy having some mulled wine at Christmas time, or even after a day on the ski fields



Crater Rim Wines matched to a DELICIOUS Mid Winter Christmas Diner



Food and wine match

Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Paired up with Prosciutto wrapped pears and blue cheese, pork with prune and apple stuffing wrapped in bacon and Tiramisu.


Crater Rim Sauvignon Blanc and Morrocan lamb salad



Food and wine match

Morrocan salad enhanced by the refreshing flavours of our Sauvignon Blanc


Crater Rim Pinot Noir and beef fillet



Food and wine match

Beef fillet and pinot noir, what else is there to say?


Ploughmans platter and Crater Rim Riesling



Food and wine match

Cheeses, salami, pickles and beautiful fresh bread … pass me the Riesling!.


Crater Rim Wine matching with Teppanyaki



Food and wine match

Riesling and Pinot Noir matched to the best teppanyaki.


Crater Rim riesling with Ganache Tarte



Food and wine match

For that special occasion or just to treat yourself – The Crater Rim dessert wines with some sweet and savoury treats.


Crater Rim Riesling or Rose with a picnic



Food and wine match

With beautiful Summer weather it is lovely to enjoy your wine and food outside.  This time we match picnic food with Waipara Riesling or Banks Peninsula Rose.


Crater Rim Woolshed Sauvignon Blanc & Bluff Oysters




Food and wine match

The most delicious oysters in New Zealand and the perfect wine to enjoy it with.


Tiramisu with Crater Rim Riesling




Food and wine match

Is Tiramisu your favourite pudding? Our Riesling enhances the flavour!


Smoky Prawns with Crater Rim Banks Peninsula Pinot Gris



Food and wine match

Smoky prawns combined with tangy lemon, all washed down with a fragrant Pinot Gris.


Crater Rim Sauvignon blanc with crusty ciabatta & salmon 



Food and wine match

Salmon, avacado, lemon and dill

Bring on the Sauvignon Blanc!


Tapas Platter with Crater Rim Chardonnay



Food and wine match

Small bites but beautiful taste, perfect with The Crater Rim's Chardonnay