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Sunday Lunch

Travel only 35 minutes from central Auckland and feel a million miles away from home, to while away a pleasant Sunday afternoon at Vin Alto's Enoteca.  Relax between Enzo's extensive collection of antique glassware and winemaking equipment or in the intimate olive tree lined courtyard overlooking vineyards, herds of deer and views back to the city.  You will also be able to play Bocce -Italian version of Pétanque- on our Bocce court.



Game Luncheon 

20th August 2017


Hot Gluhwein


A platter of venison bresaola, landjeger (square Swiss air dried beef salami)

& biltong, served with rye bread & onion capsicum pickle

Vin Alto M Barbera 2006 (from the cellar)


Piroggen (a speciality from Siberia)

- a game surprise in pastry

Vin Alto Syrah 2000  (from the cellar)


Venison saddle

with warm bearnaise sauce

served with a vegetable medley

Vin Alto Retico 2000 (from the cellar)


Hot French Raclette with silver skin onions & cornichons

Vin Alto Recioto Riserva


Margaret's Apple tarte tatin with crème anglaise

Vin Alto Vin Santo


Arrival: 12:30

Cost: $120 per person

Bookings are essential

Pig on the Spit

Saturday 7th October 2017

Arrival time: 6.30pm

Enzo will be cooking a whole pig over charcoal and hence the evening function

The rest of the menu will follow in a few weeks

Cost: $120 per person

Bookings are essential



The concept of an Enoteca dates back to Roman times when it was simply a country wine bar where local wines could be drunk and purchased. Also available were small plates of regional food or fresh produce from the farm prepared in the Enoteca kitchen by the family or wife of the host, very often using old family recipes and methods. The wine always remained at centre stage however, and the food was there to make them shine.

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