Our History

Falaise & Lt. Commander Sydney John Hales R.N. settled & named Fiddler’s Green in 1981.
 Barry & Jennie Johns established the renowned wine vineyard a decade later winning multiple international awards. 
After a worldwide search at sea for two years, the Rath family sailed into New Zealand in 2016 to find & restore the property to an organic vineyard & bistro.

Fiddler’s Green is in 19th-century maritime folklore describing a kind of hereafter for sailors, where there is perpetual mirth, a fiddle that never stops playing, the wine never stops flowing and dancers never tire.

Fiddler’s Green lore states “a sailor can find this paradisiacal land by walking inland with an oar over his shoulder until he finds a place where people ask him what he’s carrying.” 
Fiddler’s Green is where the Rath family has found their heaven on earth to produce fine wines & dining for sailors and land lovers alike.

Our Events

Supper Club

Friday 6:30 pm 9th October 2020

Supper Club

Friday 6:30 pm 9th October 2020

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Supper Club

Friday 6:30 pm 9th October 2020

Click LEARN MORE to view our menu

Lunch Amongst the Vines

SATURDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 10:30-15:00

Lunch Amongst the Vines

SATURDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 10:30-15:00

Another first for the season.
Ride up the Waipara River to the fabulous Fiddlers Green Bistro, partake in the extensive menu, and sample a huge range of delectable local wines.
Horses are looked after in their own area with water and shade. Mount up is at 10.30am from the staging area at Mount Cass Rd. Ride time approx 1.5 hrs each way. Should be back at the floats around 3.00pm This is a river bed ride so shoes or boots are highly recommended (for the horses)
Usual conditions apply....i.e. ride at your own risk etc, do NOT leave anything along the way other than hoof prints, and maintain a walking pace....it's not a race.
NOTE: If weather is bad, Sunday 18 is the rain day.

Lunch Amongst the Vines

SATURDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 10:30-15:00

Another first for the season.
Ride up the Waipara River to the fabulous Fiddlers Green Bistro, partake in the extensive menu, and sample a huge range of delectable local wines.
Horses are looked after in their own area with water and shade. Mount up is at 10.30am from the staging area at Mount Cass Rd. Ride time approx 1.5 hrs each way. Should be back at the floats around 3.00pm This is a river bed ride so shoes or boots are highly recommended (for the horses)
Usual conditions apply....i.e. ride at your own risk etc, do NOT leave anything along the way other than hoof prints, and maintain a walking pace....it's not a race.
NOTE: If weather is bad, Sunday 18 is the rain day.

Wine and Yoga

31st Oct | 21st Nov | 12th Dec | 11am start

Wine and Yoga

31st Oct | 21st Nov | 12th Dec | 11am start

$30 - Presented by Yoga by Kotte

Wine and Yoga

31st Oct | 21st Nov | 12th Dec | 11am start

$30 - Presented by Yoga by Kotte