Tucked away on Waiheke island lies Poderi Crisci, a stunning family-owned vineyard and Italian restaurant.
It was founded in 2008 and is now a spot in which people can come and experience the exquisite range of Poderi Crisci wines that are made at their onsite vineyard. Current owner, Antonio Crisci, grew up in Napoli, being taught all the secrets of Italian cuisine from his grandmother. He fell in love with food so much that he opened his first restaurant at the young age of 19. Being immersed with so much beautiful food and culture, it is no surprise that Poderi Crisci has turned out the way it has.
When you enter the front door, you will feel as though have been transported to Tuscany with the food encapsulating Antonio’s Italian heritage. The menu often changes as it is made with fresh ingredients, many of which are grown on the property. The beautiful green scenery that looks out over the vineyard and the green hills makes this luxury dining experience all that more special. They also offer the perfect place for weddings and receptions, with full catering options to suit everyone.
Poderi Crisci is the ideal place to make you feel as though you’ve escaped the country without ever having to leave New Zealand. If you’re looking for an experience that is equally as exciting for the eyes as it is for the taste buds, look no further than Poderi Crisci.