Eichardt’s, Queenstown, NZ


The last (dinner) stop in Queenstown was a place called Eichardt’s.

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We went to the bar area for wine and tapas.  Another great menu!  This time the wine choice was a flight of Pinot Noir. It was comprised of Mount Edward ‘Eichardt’s’ 2013 Gibbston, Wild Irishman 2013 Bannockburn and Misha’s Vineyard ‘The High Note’ – 2009 Bendigo.

The first on the tasting was ok.  The 2nd was quite solid with very nice fruit notes.  The 3rd was absolutely amazing.  There was the slightest hint of leather, almost like a Pinotage with the traditional fruit.   I still had many stops to go on this trip so it wasn’t easy to buy one.

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For dinner we grabbed several of their tapas.

Seared Otago nectarine & goat’s cheese salad with local rocket, shaved fennel & candied almonds.

Grilled bruschetta of local wild mushrooms, thyme and feta

Sourdough bread with Cairnmuir olive oil & macadamia nut dakkah

Wild game terrine, sourdough toasts, homemade pickles and relish

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All of them just melted in the mouth.  Absolutely outstanding.  Between them and the wine, great final dinner in Queenstown.

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