Wither Hills has announced it will open a new restaurant at its Marlborough winery and cellar door in November. Initially offering a lunchtime service, the restaurant menu will feature Wither Hills award winning wines matched with locally-sourced produce.

Local and international visitors will experience the true beauty of Marlborough with sweeping views of the Wairau Valley, Richmond Ranges, and of course the Wither Hills, located five minutes from Blenheim.

The cellar door will continue to operate alongside the new restaurant, offering comprehensive tastings of the Wither Hills wines seven days a week, with tours of the vine library and barrel hall also available.

“The Marlborough region is a remarkable part of the world to visit,” said Craig Baldie, national marketing director at Lion. “We’re excited to re-launch our restaurant and give visitors the opportunity to sample our award-winning wines and beautiful food in a breathtaking setting. We are currently prospecting for a head chef who can work with the Wither Hills team to create a menu with the same level of passion that goes into making our wine.”