Ake Ake Vineyard & Restaurant
Far North 09-407 8230
- Lunch: Tue – Sun
- Dinner: Wed – Sat
- Lunch: Wed – Sun
- Dinner: Wed – Sat
- Children's Menu
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 50
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Ake Ake Vineyard is a small family run vineyard owned by John Clarke and Aynsley Quenault specializing in growing and making wine from the grapes best suited to The Far North’s “terroir”.
Our first vines were planted in 1999 and we now grow Chambourcin, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Tempranillo here in Kerikeri, and Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and a little Merlot near Kaitaia.
John and Aynsley trace their roots back to Jersey in the Channel Islands where John’s family wine company were wine merchants for 170 years.
Our Quenault & Clarke brand of wines are sourced from other growing areas of New Zealand which produce excellent examples of their grapes and style.
Ake Ake Vineyard Restaurant is run by Chris and Judy Owen who bring with them over twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry along with a no fuss style of cuisine.
Fresh local produce is paramount to producing dishes that are honest, wholesome and full of flavour. Lunch and dinner menus adapt to the flavours of the seasons and are constantly evolving whilst maintaining a common thread. Service is relaxed yet efficient in a welcoming, friendly environment.
As many ingredients as possible are sourced from our very own rural “back garden” including wild mushrooms, fresh vegetables, meats and seafood.
Dining at Ake Ake is an excellent way to sample the best The Bay of Islands has to offer.
8 Reviews for Ake Ake Vineyard & Restaurant
I like it best for a lunchtime meal with family from out of town. Sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine while the kids treat the boule/petanque court as a sandpit!
Ake Ake sits alongside Wharepuke for best Kerikeri eatery.
Then onto the meal. Entrees of beautifully cooked mushrooms. Mains of melt in the mouth venison and pot roast chicken with Chambourcin wine. Topped off with great desserts and coffee
We can commend the chef (who we later found out has previously worked at some very exclusive lodges around the country, including Blanket Bay) particularly for preparation and presentation of his meatdishes – both the lamb and beef we found very good.
There appears to be a very big selection of wines on offer, which is rare to find in Northland, as well as wine-maker/owner John’s own vintages. He has a large planting of Chambourcin grapes and we found the red wine he produces from this a good accompaniment to the meals we had. We also did a little wine-tasting (he does this for free on request) prior to the meal, and can also recomment his Chardonnay.