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 is open for tasting and bottle sales under Alert Level 2.

Advance bookings for tastings are extremely helpful as numbers are strictly limited. Please scan the QR code and wear your mask until seated. Sorry, we're are unable to offer food at present.

Spring hours (under Level 2)

Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, with weekends and public holidays by appointment. Contact us on (03) 436 0545 or

Under Alert Level 1, enjoy wine tastings, antipasti / platters and bottle sales at The Vintner's Drop.


From 1 May 2021

Monday to Friday - 12pm - 4pm

Saturday & Sunday and public holidays - open by arrangement. Please contact us ahead of time to book - 03-436 0545 or


From October, Labour Weekend, through until late April/early May

Sunday to Wednesday 12pm - 4pm 
Thursday to Saturday 12pm - 5pm


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 - 03-436 0545 or

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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