Meet the Chef

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro is proud to announce Mr. Viv van den Bosch as head Chef at our new Bistro. He is a well-established chef coming from Koura Bay Lodge, Kaikoura which he recently sold.

The Bistro is serving lunch & dinner Wednesday thru Sunday 11 am to 10 PM.

Viv is cooking delicious European inspired fare with Kiwi favorites & comforting pub style dishes. All ingredients are locally sourced.

Seating indoors & outdoors provide a scenic view overlooking the vineyard with large outdoor amphitheater for music, film & theatre events planned for summer. The 2nd floor to the bistro is now has  air conditioning for our patrons comfort.

The Bistro will feature the wines of Waipara Valley, as well as their own wine, with a full bar, 6 Local Craft beers on tap and provide fillery services.

Viv bakes fresh Sour Dough French Banquettes daily and French Pastries every weekend for your enjoyment.

What You'll Find at the Bistro

Children's Playground

Children's Playground

We have built a play castle with working drawbridge surrounded by a sandbox moat with fire pole slide for the kids outside. We have cricket, croquet, Frisbees, and balls of all types to play with. Also, in the Tasting room is a chest full of card, board and memory games for all ages. This will allow the children to have fun, while the adults can enjoy their meal in peace.

Children's Playground

We have built a play castle with working drawbridge surrounded by a sandbox moat with fire pole slide for the kids outside. We have cricket, croquet, Frisbees, and balls of all types to play with. Also, in the Tasting room is a chest full of card, board and memory games for all ages. This will allow the children to have fun, while the adults can enjoy their meal in peace.

Free Dinner Coach Service

Free Dinner Coach Service

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro provides complimentary shuttle service from the Amberley area for evening dinner reservations for parties of 6 or more ( 9 max). Please contact us at 033147679 for reservation and pick up location and we will shuttle you to our restaurant and back home when you are ready. We request 3 days advance notice for shuttle service.

Customers outside the local area, here are two shuttle services we suggest:

Free Dinner Coach Service

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro provides complimentary shuttle service from the Amberley area for evening dinner reservations for parties of 6 or more ( 9 max). Please contact us at 033147679 for reservation and pick up location and we will shuttle you to our restaurant and back home when you are ready. We request 3 days advance notice for shuttle service.

Customers outside the local area, here are two shuttle services we suggest:

Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro is an organic sustainable restaurant that grows much of the produce on its own acre vegetable garden that cannot be sourced locally. The olive oil comes from our 90 olive trees and honey from our two hives

Kitchen Garden

Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro is an organic sustainable restaurant that grows much of the produce on its own acre vegetable garden that cannot be sourced locally. The olive oil comes from our 90 olive trees and honey from our two hives

Solar Power

Solar Power

(50) 295 w Duomax double solar panels on the roof with Solax SKTL inverters and Solax BMU5000 battery management unit for two sets 8 300ah Narmada nano carbon batteries. This provides the electricity for the Bistro and B & B, effectively taking us off the grid.

Our also Vineyard also grows 10 Hectares of hemp for the seeds and stocks (that are mixed with wool for textile products). Hemp absorbs three times as much CO2 per hectare than any forest or commercial crop.

So in theory , Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro might be one of the only vineyards in New Zealand that have a total Negative carbon footprint on the planet.

Solar Power

(50) 295 w Duomax double solar panels on the roof with Solax SKTL inverters and Solax BMU5000 battery management unit for two sets 8 300ah Narmada nano carbon batteries. This provides the electricity for the Bistro and B & B, effectively taking us off the grid.

Our also Vineyard also grows 10 Hectares of hemp for the seeds and stocks (that are mixed with wool for textile products). Hemp absorbs three times as much CO2 per hectare than any forest or commercial crop.

So in theory , Fiddler’s Green Vineyard & Bistro might be one of the only vineyards in New Zealand that have a total Negative carbon footprint on the planet.

Electric Car Chargers on Premises

Electric Car Chargers on Premises

There are two Tesla chargers available for customers in our parking lot that also can charge any electric vehicles.

Electric Car Chargers on Premises

There are two Tesla chargers available for customers in our parking lot that also can charge any electric vehicles.

Private Events, Weddings & Functions

Private Events, Weddings & Functions

The Bistro & grounds are available for any size private events in the Bistro or Marquees on the green for your special event. Please contact Colin 033147679

Private Events, Weddings & Functions

The Bistro & grounds are available for any size private events in the Bistro or Marquees on the green for your special event. Please contact Colin 033147679

Back to the Future shuttle

Back to the Future shuttle

VIP Tesla shuttle service for groups of 5 or less. We will pick you and your group up at your home in a Tesla X wing and drive you to our bistro for an amazing dinner. Once you enjoyed your meal and finished we will deliver you back to your home again in the Tesla. This provides a unique experience to your delivery and lowers the carbon footprint of the trip.

Delivery charges are $50 for locations 20 kilometers away from the bistro and anything further can be quoted upon request.

Limit to one delivery per night. But, as you know we are open Wednesday thru Sunday 11 am till 10 pm, so there are 5 nights of options.

Click HERE for up to date information!

Back to the Future shuttle

VIP Tesla shuttle service for groups of 5 or less. We will pick you and your group up at your home in a Tesla X wing and drive you to our bistro for an amazing dinner. Once you enjoyed your meal and finished we will deliver you back to your home again in the Tesla. This provides a unique experience to your delivery and lowers the carbon footprint of the trip.

Delivery charges are $50 for locations 20 kilometers away from the bistro and anything further can be quoted upon request.

Limit to one delivery per night. But, as you know we are open Wednesday thru Sunday 11 am till 10 pm, so there are 5 nights of options.

Click HERE for up to date information!

Book a Reservation

The Bistro is serving lunch & dinner Wednesday thru Sunday 11 am to 10 PM. To book a reservation or for more information, please contact us on by phone, email or text 0226319203. Thank you.