The Vintner's Drop

Ostler Wines Cellar Door

We love our little place, deep in the heart of the Waitaki Valley.

Right on the main street of Kurow, you will find our cellar door where we provide visitors with a relaxed and inviting environment to taste our distinctive wines and enjoy something to eat.

Originally the post office for a busy commercial town, situated on the edge of the Waitaki River, our beautiful building is the perfect place to rest weary travellers' legs, taste our award-winning wines and learn more about other adventures to be had in the Waitaki. 

Small group events are our forte.

The Vintner's Drop in Kurow is open for tastings and bottle sales under New Zealand's new 'Covid-19 Protection Framework', commonly known as the traffic light system.

Food and drink service businesses in 'orange' regions, such as ours, are required to sight your Vaccine Pass before we can serve you in our cellar door facilities. Please wear a face covering until seated. Our staff are fully vaccinated. All tastings are seated and our 'wine food' tasting plates are also available.

Summer hours until 20 December
Sun-Tues 12-4pm
Wed-Sat 12-5pm

Summer hours from 20 December through January
12-5pm every day

Bookings are recommended to help us manage numbers. Please call ahead on 03-436 0545 or email us to book.

We love hosting small groups, especially if you're biking the Alps 2 Ocean trail. Please contact us ahead of time to book if you plan to be in Kurow outside our usual opening hours.

The Ostler Experience

Pop over to our online store to start enjoying our award-winning wine today.

Keep updated on our latest offers, tasting notes and special events by joining our Wine Club. It's free, and we have some corking good deals for our members.


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