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 ABOUT PODERI CRISCI 

Poderi Crisci vineyard encompasses 7.7 hectares on a north facing slope set amongst a sheltered amphitheatre and a narrow rocky strip believed to be 30 million set years older than the rest of the Island.

Located at the end of a country lane, Poderi Crisci is a family-owned vineyard and restaurant with Italian flair and a passion for traditional winemaking. For four generations the Crisci family have been immersed in the art of food and wine. Antonio, born and raised in Napoli, arrived in NZ in the early ’90s quickly making a name for himself in the Auckland scene with the establishment of Toto restaurant in Nelson Street. With his partner Vivienne Farnell they opened Non Solo Pizza in 1996, now an institution in Parnell.

The first merlot vines were planted in 2000. The success of the first vines led to the planting of other grape varieties and vegetable gardens with Poderi Crisci being founded in 2008 and the restaurant opening in 2010. Antonio, a visionary, has transformed the Waiheke Island vineyard into a place people will visit to wine, dine and have ‘layers of experience.’

Poderi Crisci is without doubt a destination worthy of the journey.

 

   

 THE EXECUTIVE

The Executive 

Antonio Crisci’s life long passion for flavours begun with his grandmother teaching him the secrets of Italian cuisine, in his mum’s kitchen- Napoli, Southern Italy. His love of food drove him to open his first restaurant in his hometown at the tender age of 19.

With dreams of sailing around the world, Antonio left Italy with his travels eventually leading him to arrive by yacht to Paihia, NZ in 1991. He made his way to Auckland working in a few restaurants and was surprised by how few European products were accessible in NZ’s largest city. Still keen to see more of the world he travelled to Australia, Indonesia and back to Europe then decided to make NZ his home in 1993. Within a few months he begun to introduce his favourite Italian flavours through his vision of what an Italian restaurant should be, ‘Toto’ in Nelson St, Auckland. The flagship restaurant was welcomed with great enthusiasm in the somewhat barren dining scene of the era and quickly attracted Auckland’s movers & shakers. It is also where he met the then Maitre’D of ‘Toto’, and now life and business partner, Vivienne Farnell. They have two daughters, Bella & Marilena, who are the inspiration in Antonios life.

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 OUR WINE & WHAT WE PRODUCE 

** Disclaimer: Please note that prices may vary slightly from those published online

THE WINE

Our wines are lovingly produced in French oak barriques over an 18 month period in our underground cellar. Possibly the most beautiful cellar room in Waiheke.

Influenced by old world styled wine and grape varieties, our wines are produced with a respect for nature and minimal intervention on the wine making process. Focus is on quality above all else with the majority of vineyard work carried out by hand.

All the fruit used for Poderi Crisci wines is estate grown and selectively hand harvested. The grapes are extensively sorted in the vineyard to ensure that only the very best fruit comes into the winery, a second more intensive sorting process is then carried out prior the crushing, finishing with a natural melalactic and aged in French oak barrique using 25% of new oak for the red varieties.

 

THE GARDEN

One of the finest examples of a kitchen garden lines the entrance to Poderi Crisci. It is not uncommon to see the chefs in the garden sourcing what are definitely the freshest possible ingredients and herbs. Our garden is carefully managed by our talented head gardener providing fresh seasonal produce all year round.

From a bountiful herb garden, salad leaves and tomatoes, to artichokes, figs, pumpkin and some of the finest zucchini you will ever see. We truly believe you cannot match the goodness that comes when you go straight from the garden to plate. Via the kitchen of course.

The garden highlights the importance that we place in fresh ingredients used with high quality condiments such as our own olive oil and Sapa. Finish your meal with Agrumetto Citrus liqueur, Aquavite and other Italian influenced speciality products created at the vineyard.

Another reason things just taste better at Poderi Crisci.

   

 WINE NOTES 

Poderi Crisci Zefiro – A new, exciting addition to our range. A prosecco style sparkling pinot grigio with the most flirtatious fine bean that dances over the palate. Crisp, dry yet flavoursome, a great way to start the day.

Poderi Crisci Ombra – An exciting Sparkling Rose with a fine yeasty, fresh bakery character reminiscent of Champagne. Floral nose contains hints of wild strawberry, peach nectarine and cassis. On the Palate, fine beads, very refreshing dry aperitif style. Wild Blackberry and Peachy with a great mouth feel and good length.

Poderi Crisci Rose (Merlot Predominant) – A great example of a Merlot Bianco style wine in the fashion of the southern French and Italian Roses. From Merlot grapes, the Rose displays light summer fruits with a flinty earthy character. The Salmon blush hints at the body, light and playful, a fresh lively Rosé, with a great structure with a very refreshing palate, dry style with a lingering fresh finish to stand up to all great summer luncheons. .

Poderi Crisci Pinot Grigio – Subtle pale straw with mineral notes, pear, quince and honeydew melon on the nose. Hints of roses and Turkish delight starting to come through but still hidden by flinty minerality. Quite rich but also very focused, more pinot grigio floral character on the palate wixed with orange zest. Good mineral drive on the finish.

Poderi Crisci Arneis – Poderi Crisci proudly lines up against a select group of NZ vineyards producing this exciting and cheeky variety from the Piemonte region in the north of Italy. Arneis is a colloquial term, translating to “Little Rascal”, a wine that exhibits intense citrus notes with apple, pear and vanilla in a bone dry style. A refreshing wine that is best enjoyed with delicate seafoods, sunshine, and company. Poderi Crisci is currently producing the only Waiheke grown Arneis.

Poderi Crisci Chardonnay – An elegant Chardonnay with a flirtatious light straw colour. Incredibly complex, flinty nose offering hints of freshly grilled nuts (almond) and marzipan alongside zests of citrus fruits.. A very finely structured wine with a good drive leading into a great lingering finish. An unmistakable Burgundian style Chardonnay.

Poderi Crisci “Viburno” (Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Montepulciano) – The Viburno exhibits a strength of flavor and aging potential, with more subtle tannins flirting with the palate. Intense dark fruits, leather and spicy notes are balanced with a smooth body and elegant full mouth feel. A special wine that is best appreciated with lamb and beef, but equally comfortable with a robust pasta.

Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva  (Merlot 100%) – The Merlot Riserva, offers a very concentrated, intense nose, full of black fruit and cigar box with leather and burnt cocoa, showing great Merlot concentration. An equally rich palate offers ripe black berry and also cherries, cigar box fine cedary tannins and chocolate, cocoa after taste, very big wine with great elegance. A very refined and balanced Merlot with great aging potential.

Poderi Crisci Montepulciano – A very well balanced wine offering leather, berry and rosemary notes on the nose. The palate is smooth, refined and complex offering lots of earthy dark berry notes, a hint of cinnamon and spices compliment the silken tannins leading to a long, pleasant off dry finish. Wild mushrooms and anise compliment the medium mouth feel the wine has to offer.

Poderi Crisci Syrah – The Poderi Crisci Syrah is an unmistakable Burgundian style Syrah, exhibiting smooth cigar box and cedar wood notes on the nose. A silken dark plum and cherry on the palate followed by a finish laden with spice, pepper and liquorice combine to make this wine attractive to a wide audience and leaves a lasting impression.

Agrumetto (375ml) – Citrus liqueur produced from fresh Waiheke Citrus fruits. in an artisan method with traditional family recipe from Napoli.

AcquaVite (375ml) – Produced from selected grapes, a more refined digestive than traditional Grappa due to the method of production. Very intense cinnamon and spice characteristics.

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 RESTAURANT 

The acclaimed Poderi Crisci Restaurant is widely recognised as one of the finest on Waiheke. In 2014 Poderi Crisci was the only Waiheke restaurant to receive the recognition of being a Metro Top 50  restaurant as well as being listed in the Cuisine Good Food Guide containing the best 70 restaurants in New Zealand.

Enjoy al Fresco dining all year round in this stunning location looking across the valley, with the west facing   restaurant capturing the final rays of the setting sun. The restaurant and surrounds are ideally suited for a  casual lunch, family gatherings or celebrations, weddings and romantic dinners.

Please note that due to the intimate size of the restaurant, bookings are essential for the Weekend Long Lunch and degustation dinners. We also recommend booking well in advance over the summer months and long weekends.

 

THE FOOD

Our chefs are inspired by the finest traditional Italian cuisine, prepared using the finest local produce. Modern touches and techniques are used throughout to highlight the flavours and textures of all our dishes.

Our a la carte menu changes daily as we take advantage of our kitchen garden and the freshest ingredients available on the day. The same is true for our famous “Italian Long Lunch” menu and degustation menus.

   

WEEKEND LONG LUNCH 

The “ITALIAN LONG LUNCH “ an Italian tradition faithfully recreated every Saturday and Sunday at Poderi Crisci. It’s a time to enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style.

An Italian lunch (il pranzo) is considered the most important meal – and on Weekends at Poderi it is treated as such and has fast become an institution for those who reside on Waiheke and those very welcome visitors .

Our Long Lunch Menu changes weekly and features the timeless classics designed to be perfectly matched with Poderi wines. ($100pp Excl Beverage)

The lunch starts @ 12.00,1230 or 1pm and progresses through many courses ending with Dolci or Frommaggio @ approximately 1630. Please advise if you have time constraints. We will do our best to accommodate, but we have a saying;
“There is always plenty more thyme in the garden, and there is always another ferry”

ANTIPASTO
Stracciatella
Creamy whipped organic mozzarella with chopped vine ripened tomato, garden basil and Poderi Crisci olive oil.
Cascata di Pane
Homemade crispy grissini, Italian inspired breads, Poderi Crisci olive salad and olive oil.

CONTORNI
Melanzane al Pomodoro
Lightly fried eggplant with cherry tomatoes, black olives, capers and garden basil
Peperoni in Padella
Capsicum prepared with black olives, capers, Italian parsley and garlic
Brocoletti
Broccoli tips braised with sultanas, pine nuts, breadcrumbs and anchovy

PRIMO PIATTO
Lasagne con Zucchini e Zafferano
Free range egg pasta sheets layered with garden zucchini and creamy saffron scented béchamel.

SECONDO
Costata di Manzo
Aged Angus Sirloin with potato macedonia, buttered spinach, garlic cream and Viburno jus.

DOLCE
Tiramisu
Savoiardi sponge fingers with espresso and Italian liqueur, layered with mascarpone sabayon and dusted with rich dark cocoa powder.

$110pp

The pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table.
Please note that a surcharge of 15% applies on Public Holidays.

   

 DEGUSTATION MENU 

Whether enjoying a romantic winters evening in front of our large open fire with classic opera in the background, or enjoying a lazy summers evening dining al fresco watching the sunset over the hills to the west, our dinner degustation style dining experience will always be one to savor.

Our degustation dinners are hosted on Saturday evenings, and bookings are essential. An 8 course degustation dinner graciously moves from one delicious course into the next, offering also every opportunity to sample our range of handcrafted wines.

The menu does change daily, however the overall format remains the same. The 8 Course degustation dinner costs $120 per person, or $195 with the matching wines included. A full wine and drinks list is available also.

SAMPLE DEGUSTATION MENU

THE LONG LUCH MENU

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TRUST THE CHEF LONG LUNCH MENU AVAILABLE EVERY LUNCH SERVICE

An extremely popular way to dine at Poderi Crisci. This menu encapsulates the freshest and best dishes of our daily changing menu. The menu is best enjoyed by matching each course with the appropriate wine from our handcrafted range.

ANTIPASTO
Pescetti Marinati 
Bite size pieces of Terahiki fillet with lemon, lime, garlic, chilli, Italian parsley & Poderi Crisci olive oil

Cascata di Pane
Homemade crispy grissini, Italian inspired breads, Poderi Crisci olive salad & oil

CONTORNI
A selection of antipasti style garden vegetables with aromatic herbs

Peperoni in padella
Braised capsicum with black olives, capers, Italian parsley & anchovy

Zucchini Alle Scapece
Crispy wafers of garden Zucchini tossed in balsamic, mint & garlic

Melanzane alla Griglia
Chargrilled eggplant with chilli, garlic & oregano

Gnocchi alla Norma
Homemade potato gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella, garden eggplant, cherry tomatoes & basil

Agnello
Hawke’s Bay lamb rump served with potato and sage fan, zucchini macedonia, garlic sauce & Viburno jus

Semifreddo all’Amaretto
Amaretto scented parfait served on a berry coulis & semidried orange

$110 per person

Please note that the menu shown is indicative only. Our Trust the Chef menu changes daily as we take advantage of the produce available to us from our kitchen garden.

 

   

 BEVERAGE LIST 

Poderi Crisci Proudly presents estate made wines, and local waiheke products wherever possible.

All of our house spirits and specialty cocktails utilise Waiheke produced Liquors of an unparrelleled quality.

To view our current beverage list please click the link. Wine list w library MAY 2024

 

   

 REVIEWS 

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

John Hawkesby

Perfect with lamb. It’s rich, velvet and soft with aromas of black doris plums, morello cherries and a whiff of cigar box. Subtle, fine-grained tannins. Good value.

Louise Woods

I have been meaning to thank you all very much for such a super lunch a few weeks ago!! Don’t worry – you will not see us for a while! A few of my friends are so excited to try this place- and am sure they will.Thank you once again!

John and Debbie

Hello there,  We would just like to thank the team at Poderi Crisci for a PERFECT lunch last Friday. We were extremely fortunate that our lunch booking was accepted ( as we were the only people there) but everybody was so welcoming, the food was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, blessed as we were with a stunning day. So, once again thank you, a memorable lunch, a great team, we cannot wait to return. Our recommendation is assured.

alitony73

***** Review Trip Advisor February 2018

You can’t find a better experience
Looking for the perfect place for a long lazy lunch, with spectacular food, wine, setting and service…….then you need to head to Poderi Crisci. Such a fabulous way to celebrate my birthday . James and his team gave our party of 17 an outstanding personal experience whilst also having a full restaurant. You will not be disappointed!

Richard S

***** Review Trip Advisor February 2018

Italian Experience at its Finest
Starting with the waiter we felt we had been transported to Italy for our Sunday lunch
This was a wet day in Waiheke but we managed to have a walk around the gorgeous gardens and take in the view of the vineyard
This was a four hour five course lunch which was delicious
Top main is the beef
Tiramisu is the finest I’ve had
Wines were great and we took a couple of bottles away as souvenirs

Michael Cooper

Merlot-based blend with good weight and strong, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, showing good complexity. Already highly enjoyable.

Greer2013

***** Review Trip Advisor Valentine’s Day 2018

I came to Poderi as a table of 6 for a valentines day lunch, we wanted to show around some guests visiting from the UK, and it did not disappoint, it was absolutely beautiful we had about 4 courses and all were to die for, wine matches were on point and the setting is absolutely gorgeous.The staff are wonderful and we were very well taken care of. We will be back.

Rosa454

***** Trip Advisor January 2018

WORLDCLASS MAGICAL AND DELICIOUS
I was lucky enough to have a booking over the peak holiday period. The venue was at capacity but still had an intimate, personable sense that you were sitting in your own personal paradise. The Italian owner has managed to evolve a scene that transports you somewhere to iconic parts of Tuscany or Provence, but still so Waiheke! The service was impeccable and the food to die for…..with the bonus that you lived to be glad that you’re alive to experience such scenic and gourmet enchantment. Go there if you can!

J Cowy, U.K

***** Trip Advisor December 2017

Perfect and delicious example of the Long Italian Lunch
At a huge farmhouse table our party of 18 members of the extended family enjoyed the most extraordinary array of exquisite dishes that seemed to never end. No dish was huge or heavy – it was possible to comfortably complete the meal, despite the multitude of courses. Yellowfin tuna with artichokes; “simple” breads with light and peppery olive oil; lamb chops with aubergine-stuffed potatoes; an amusing but delicious version of tiramisu… this was not even half of the list. And the wine complements were inspired.

Of course I have eaten Italian food in many restaurants in many countries, including Italy, but this felt more authentic. After our relaxing sojourn, we felt like we had truly experienced a fine example of a Long Italian Lunch.

Rudi

It’s not often that I find myself writing a letter to the owner of a restaurant and I am not a food critic by trade (although I’d love to be). I do, however, have the fortune of travelling the world on business and have the wonderful privilege of dining in some truly remarkable restaurants. Poderi Crisci on Waiheke is one of those that are of particular remark. My partner and I visited for a long lunch on Sunday and were treated to the absolute gastronomic adventure, which is, Poderi Crisci. The uncomplicated nature of both the food and environment with the touch of indulgence and flare is a true point of differentiation and I wish you all the success in future. We are so glad we visited and will no doubt be back soon!

   

 LA LOCANDA 

La Locanda

(n) ita. Inn, pub, watering hole or such like establishment to quench ones thirst and satisfy ones appetite.

Step inside and feel Italy. A bright and airy space dedicated and designed to maximise your wine tasting and gastronomic experience. “La Locanda” is a breath of fresh air. The perfect place to enjoy freshly shucked Te Matuku bay oysters accompanied by a glass of Poderi Crisci Arneis.

“Locanda” is the name given to a traditional Italian roadside inn. Offering the traveller or explorer a chance to quench their thirst, satisfy their appetite and relax from the world for a while.

La Locanda Hours 

  • La Locanda is available for private Hire and larger group tastings year round. The perfect setting for pre lunch canapes or intimate walk and fork events.
  • Open to the Public October – April, offering wine tastings, flights, platters, light lunches and more

Enjoy Poderi Crisci Wine at La Locanda or to take home!

 

   

 FUNCTIONS & WEDDINGS 

FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS

Functions at Poderi Crisci are always bespoke, and designed with the wishes of our guests in mind. We can design bespoke menus to suit any occasion, from corporate launches, birthdays, weddings and any other special occasion that might arise.

Outdoor or indoor sapces available to cater for events from 10 – 140 guests. From walk and fork style cocktail parties to elaborate dinners and glamorous awards nights, we will also work with you to make your event a most memorable occasion for you and your guests.

There are many possibilities for holding your business, team or social functions and events at Poderi Crisci. No matter what type of event you would like to hold at Poderi, we will always give the best service and menu to suit your needs.

Some of our popular options for functions include the Barrel Room, set in the cellar of the estate. The room is beautifully rustic with sturdy wooden tables placed between the wooden casks and rows of stacked bottles, creating the most stunning ambience. The main restaurant and outer decked areas are perfect for larger functions and we are also able to organise marquees for extra undercover seating/ standing areas. The gardens provide a stunning setting for ceremonies and other event requests.

We regularly use all Waiheke transport providers including Fullers (Passenger ferries), Sealink (Car ferries) so are able to quote and / or take care of your travel arrangements both on the island and from Auckland.

Being at Poderi Crisci feels a world away from Auckland. If you want to create a special event with the most memorable food, service and setting, we will do our utmost to accommodate your group.

Please do not hesitate to email or call the Restaurant Manager, James Boyle if you have any queries;

info@podericrisci.co.nz

or phone 09 372 2148

 

   

 WHAT’S ON, WINTER 2024 

WIN A TUSCAN* GETAWAY ON WAIHEKE

 

*(not actually in Tuscany)

 

Sail from downtown Auckland to the beautiful Waiheke Island on Island Direct Ferries where your car awaits to self-drive to your boutique accommodation, exploring the Island on the way should you wish to do so.

Fleetwood Waiheke is the perfect place to slow down, unwind & reconnect in the tranquil and peaceful setting of Awaawaroa Valley.  Enjoy a night’s accommodation at this beautifully appointed property,  with a complimentary chilled bottle of Poderi Crisci Zefiro on arrival and breakfast included.

Your weekend includes a fabulous long lunch for two people with matching wine flight at Poderi Crisci, where you will also be able to enjoy the manicured kitchen gardens, explore the underground cellar and be given a personalised tour around the property and winery. It is widely accepted that the long lunch served at Poderi Crisci is an unrivalled and memorable gastronomic experience to savour.

Should you wish to enjoy a longer stay, Fleetwood Waiheke will offer a second night at a special rate for the lucky winners.

The competition is open to anyone dining at Poderi Crisci until September 2024. Terms and Conditions apply. The winner will be drawn on the 4th of October  2024 and winners notified by phone.  Full terms and conditions available when entering the draw.

 

CELLAR DOOR DINING

From May to Septmeber, guests can enjoy wines at cellar door price when dining on weekdays or evenings at Poderi Crisci, saving up to 50% on beverage accounts.

YOUR PRIVATE VINEYARD
Events of 45 or more guests are able to enjoy the venue exclusively for bookings between May and September 2024. A chance for you to host your special event in a manner usually reserved only for larger events, with full use of the grounds and dining facilities to utilise in the mennar that best suits your event. Perfect for special birthdays, family events, reunions, mid winter Christmas celebrations or corporate events. Conditions apply. Please contact us for more info.

info@podericrisci.co.nz

 

PODERI CRISCI EN PRIMEUR

If you have not yet joined our “En Primeur” wine club you may be missing out on the privileges that membership offers. Please follow the link and check out the benefits that membership has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Poderi Crisci in the very near future.

   

 FUNCTION MENUS 

SET MENU PAVAROTTI

IL PANE
Grissini croccanti accompagnati , il pane bianco con olio al rosmarino, aglio e pepe nero in grani
A selection of fresh home made breads

Aspettando il mangiare
Tastes to accompany fresh breads before the main event…

L’insalata di olive alla mediterranea
Salad of marinated olives

Le verdure grigliate marinate alle erbe
A selection of marinated char-grilled vegetables with fresh white bread to accompany

Il prosciutto crudo di Parma
Proscuitto from Parma to be enjoyed with crispy grissini

I salami, pancetta della Campania
Salami and pancetta of Campagnia, beautiful with pizza bread

Il Pecorino Sardo
Sardinian pecorino to accompany freshly baked focaccia of the day

IL PRIMO
Risotto ai Gamberi
Carnaroli rice, black tiger prawns ,broad beans , crayfish bisque and citrus oil

IL SECONDO
Agnello con Zucchine
Lamb rump served on a potato and bay leaf fan, garlic cream and zucchini macedonia

DOLCI
Panna cotta tropicale
Passion fruit pannacotta on a mango carpaccio and Agrumetto citrus segment

 

SET MENU ROSSINI

On arrival

Ostriche al Salmone
Te Matuku Bay oyster wrapped in fennel marinated salmon with a caper, shallot and citrus dressing

Frittata di Cardi
Cardoon frittata on country sourdogh and salsa verde

Il Pane
Grissini croccanti, il pane bianco a nero con olio al rosmarino, aglio e pepe nero in grani
A selection of fresh home made breads

Aspettando il mangiare
Tastes to accompany fresh breads before the main event

L’insalata di olive alla mediterranea
Salad of marinated olives

Il prosciutto crudo di Parma
Proscuitto from Parma to be enjoyed with crispy grissini

I salami, pancetta della Campania
Salami and pancetta of Campagnia

Il Pecorino Sardo
Sardinian pecorino

IL PRIMO PIATTO
Parmigiana di Melenzane
Layers of Eggplant fried and baked with fresh tomato mozzarella, parmesan and Basil

I SECONDI
Salmone al forno con insalata di Peperoni
Crispy skin salmon on salad of roast capsicum and rocket salad

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Milanesina di Vitello con scapece di zucchini
Crumbed veal with slivers of fried zucchini mint and balsamic dressing

IL FORMAGGIO
The best cheese from Italy
A Selection of Italian cheese with different accompaniment

 

   

 WEDDING OPTIONS 

Weddings at Poderi Crisci are designed to be unique to the Bride and Groom. We tailor each event to best suit the occasion, and whether it be a more intimate style event, or you wish to go all out, we are certain that we can make your day just that little bit more special.

From 30 -140 guests, weddings at Poderi Crisci are always very memorable occasions and it is a testament to this that most of our happy couples return time and again to relive the memories and enjoy again the hospitality and attention to detail that make Poderi Crisci such a fine option for a wedding day event.

If you would like to consider hosting your wedding at Poderi Crisci, please contact us to discuss.

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INTIMATE WEDDING MENU

APERITIVO

Ostriche con Gaspacho Afrodisiaco
Tematuku Bay Oyster with “Aphrodisiac” Gazpacho
Crostino Caprese
Toasted ciabatta with buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomato and garden basil
Schiacciatine con carpaccio di manzo
Focaccia bread with Angus beef carpaccio , tuna mayonnaise, rocket salad and tomato

ANTIPASTO

Insalatina di Polipo e Patate allo Zafferano
Saffron scented octopus and potato salad with garden cherry tomatoes, basil pesto and Poderi Crisci olive oil

Cascada di Pane
Selection of homemade Grissini and Italian inspired bread with estate olives and olive oil

PRIMO PIATTO

Spiedino di Crespelle Ripiene
Skewer of thin crepes filled with Ricotta and garden vegetable brunoise with light Italian cheese fondue and crispy red onion

SECONDI

Tonno Scottato alle Erbette
Seared herb crusted Bluefin tuna with ginger scented citronette and salad of capsicum and reduction of Poderi Crisci Sapa

Rinfrescante
Light refreshing fruit palate cleanser

Agnello
Hawkes Bay lamb rack with pistachio and nut brown butter, potato “Al Funghetto”, minted garden beans, crème of exotic mushrooms and Poderi Crisci Viburno Jus

$125pp + GST

WEDDING MENU

CANAPE
Crostini di zucchini menta, calamaro
Crostini with zucchini, calamari & mint
Sushi Mediterraneo
Rosette of salmon & eggplant

Gaspaccio di verdure con ostrica
Vegetable gazpacho with oysters & fried grissino

Suggested wine Poderi Crisci Ombra 2014

ANTIPASTI

Cascata di pane
Selection of sourdough breads, grissini, bruschette & olive salads

Insalata di gamberi, broccoli, casserecci con mayonese ai finocchietto
Salad of prawns, broccoli, casserecci, with fennel mayonnaise

Caprese di buffala con pomodoro basilico
Buffalo mozzarella, tomato & basil

Suggested wine Poderi Crisci Rose 2014

Tonno scottato su insalata di peperoni grigliati all’agli olio
Herb crumbed tuna on a nest of grilled capsicum

Proscuitto di parma su chenelle di fichi
Parma ham, melon salad, fig & parmesan quenelle

Terrine di verdure in salsa al pomodoro fresca e zenzero
Terrine of vegetables with tomato & ginger

Suggested wine Poderi Crisci Pinot Grigio 2014

SECONDI

Salmone Bellavista
Poached Akaroa salmon on a Russian salad

Suggested wine Poderi Crisci Rose 2014

Tagliata di manzo alla brace con insalata di carciofi e funghi
Eye fillet char grilled sliced rear on a salad of artichoke hearts, mushroom & herbs

Suggested wine Poderi Crisci Viburno 2010

RINFRESCANTE

Mosaico Ghiacciato do ananas e menta
Mosaic of mint & pineapple

Suggested wine Poderi Crisci Agrumetto 2012
Citrus Liquor

WEDDING CAKE

Fango di Cioccolato
Chocolate fudge cake, fresh berry and fruit coulis

FORMAGGIO

THE BEST FROM ITALY
Reggiano, Gorgonzola & Taleggio served with walnut bread, truffle honey, cedro, almonds and chutneys

$155pp + GST
Wine is not included and is charged on consumption 

 

BENVENUTO 

Welcome – benvenuto – to the Poderi Crisci Membership Club ‘En Primeur’.

Antonio Crisci and the team have designed the perfect way for you to become part of the Poderi Crisci family. As the famous credit card tagline said, membership has its privileges, beginning with exclusive use of our La Locanda for your next intimate function, conditions  apply,

La Locanda has been specifically created and designed as a venue for exclusive events such as hosting new vintage tastings and private aperitivo evenings all focussed on ‘En Primeur’ members.

FROM OUR CELLAR TO YOURS 

Due to the genuine boutique nature of the vineyard, a select amount of wine is bottled prior to public release. This is a great opportunity to build your cellar and create a collection that allows you to savour our skillful winemakers craft and the subtle uniquenesses from vintage to vintage.

This unique ‘En Primeur Collezione’ of 24 bottles is delivered in carefully packed wooden boxes, with a detailed description of the harvest, wine making techniques and winemakers notes for each wine.

You will be invited to join us for the harvest – including grape stomping if you wish – to have a full understanding the craft that goes into Poderi Crisci wines.
As a member you will also have the opportunity to create your own personalized label* as if owning a small part of the Poderi Crisci family.

*A fee will apply

EN PRIMEUR PRIVILEGES

‘En Primeur Collezione’ of 24 bottles of current and pre-release wines,

Normally everyone feels like a special guest when they experience Poderi Crisci, but membership of ‘En Primeur’ entitles you and your guests to a few extra touches.

Cellar door pricing on Poderi Crisci wines when dining from July through to September

10% Discount on food purchases for lunch July through to September

Complementary glass of Poderi Crisci Wine on arrival,

San Pellegrino sparkling water and coffee or tea to finish for you and your guests on any Degustation and matching wine Menu.

Book a table for 10 for the ‘Trust the Chef’ menu and pay only for nine.

An invitation to our harvest, dining privileges and exclusive members aperitivo evenings

Members first event invitations to Poderi Crisci events including Masterclass cooking classes, our Opera evenings and many more Poderi Crisci exclusive events

En Primeur membership would be a fantastic gift – anytime – for your partner (or friends) as a gift you could all enjoy together.
For only $1000 per annum, En Primeur is an exclusive membership, therefore numbers are limited. We hope you will be one of the first

Follow the Poderi Crisci membership link below to sign up now;

Poderi Crisci Membership

 

 

 

 

EVENTS 

From July to September members can, whilst dining, exclusively enjoy Poderi Crisci wines at the cellar door rate – a discount of 50%. Or purchase a case and enjoy two bottles at the table and take 10 home.

As a member you will be emailed with ‘En Primeur’ preferential booking offers before we have any special events at Poderi Crisci, such as our annual ‘Live Opera Night’, wine tastings, ‘Masterclass’ cooking classes and charity lunches. These events tend to book out so we will invite you one week prior to public announcement.

You will also receive a bi-annual newsletter and mobile notifications highlighting those events plus farmers markets and members only offers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

Become an ‘En Primeur’ member and receive the ‘24 bottle collezione*’ of our wine – and more – for only $1000 a year. Have the fee charged to your credit card annually and you’ll not need to worry about re-stocking your cellar for any occasion. Any additional wine orders can be made be at members special rates.

*The varietals and vintages on offer this year:

2 Bottles Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva 2016

2 Bottles Poderi Crisci Viburno 2016

2 Bottles Poderi Crisci Viburno 2017

2 Bottles of Poderi Crisci Montepulciano 2020

2 Bottles of Poderi Crisci Syrah 2019

1 Bottle of Poderi Crisci Syrah 2020 (EP Release)

1 Bottle of Poderi Crisci Nebbiolo 2018

2 Bottles of Poderi Crisci Chardonnay 2021

2 Bottles of Poderi Crisci Chardonnay 2022 (EP Release)

2 Bottle of Poderi Crisci Pinot Grigio 2022 (EP Release)

1 Bottle of Poderi Crisci Pinot Grigio 2021

2 Bottle of Poderi Crisci Arneis 2021

1 Bottle of Poderi Crisci Arneis 2022 (EP Release)

2 Bottles of Poderi Crisci Rose 2023

Normally a total cellar price value of over $1200, in addition to the privileges already mentioned.

To be a part of this extraordinary membership is simple, go to podercrisci.co.nz and click on the link to sign up. But be quick and be in first as space is limited and the ‘Locanda’ offer will not always be available.

Warm wishes from Antonio Crisci and the team at Poderi Crisci.

Conditions

*Benefits and offers can change at any time.
Membership can be unsubscribed at anytime after the first year, if you decide you no longer wish to be a member.

Follow the link to join now;

Poderi Crisci Membership

 

 

   

 CONTACT US 

Let’s Get In Touch

Send us a message for more information.

   

 RESERVATIONS 

Book a Table

To book a table at Poderi Crisci or Locanda, simply complete the form. Our online booking system will check availability and confirm your reservation instantly. If you would like to request a specific table or area, please note this in our comments box and we will do our best to accomodate.

Menus available

  • Mondays – 12pm till 3.30pm
    Al a Carte available for parties of 5 and below. Reservations of 6 and above will require our long lunch menu at $110pp.
  • Tuesdays / Wednesdays – Closed
  • Thursdays / Fridays – 12pm till 3.30pm
    Al a Carte available for parties of 5 and below. Reservations of 6 and above will require our long lunch menu at $110pp.
  • Saturdays – Lunch 12pm till 4.30pm
    All reservations will require our long lunch menu at $110pp. Al a Carte is not available.
    Dinner6.30pm till 10pm
    All reservations will require our 9 course Degustation menu at $120pp. Al a Carte is not available.
  • Sundays – Lunch 12.30pm till 4.30pm
    All reservations will require our long lunch menu at $110pp. Al a Carte is not available.

Reservation Policy

Please note that for all bookings, a nominated credit card is required to secure your reservation.

If you have not provided a credit card when you made your reservation, please send us an email to secure it. The final guest numbers will need to be confirmed 24 hours in advance, and this will be the minimum number that will be charged, as this is the number the kitchen works with for ordering and preparation. A charge of 50.00 per person will be applied in the event of a no-show, also applicable for reduced covers not communicated to the restaurant.

We will endeavour to contact you in advance of your reservation; however should we be unable to reach you, please email us to confirm your booking 24 hours in advance at the minimum. We reserve the right to cancel your unconfirmed booking at our discretion and without notice.

Most dietary and allergy requirements can be catered for. Please email or telephone the restaurant to advise if you have any dietary requirements. Children aged 10 years and above our welcome to dine.

We look forward to welcoming you.

To book for our special events please follow the link;

What’s On

Bookings essential: Please email: info@podericrisci.co.nz

If there is no option for the time you would like or for larger parties, email us at info@podericrisci.co.nz to make your reservation. We require credit card details for all bookings.

We look forward to seeing you at Poderi Crisci & Locanda, Waiheke

Please review our cancellation policy.

A 15% SURCHARGE WILL OCCUR ON EACH BILL ON ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

   

 HOW TO GET HERE 

PODERI CRISCI, 205 AWAAWAROA RD,
AWAAWAROA BAY, WAIHEKE RD1

09 372 2148
info@podericrisci.co.nz

A visit to Poderi Crisci is an experience that starts with the journey. A chance to enjoy some of the finest scenery Waiheke has to offer over rolling hillsides and picturesque valleys. A journey worthy of the destination.

There are various options to get to Poderi Crisci. WaiCabs, Waiheke Island Shuttles and Ananda Tours will be happy to meet your party at the ferry terminal and offer great rates to Poderi Crisci guests. Alternatively, and providing there is a sober driver, Waiheke Auto Rentals provide great deals on rental cars. We also provide a landing pad so you can arrive in style via helicopter.

 

TRANSPORT TO PODERI CRISCI

 

TAXIS AND SHUTTLE OPERATORS.
The following provide discounted services to Poderi Crisci for small and larger groups.

WAICABS – 0800 924 222. Our preferred operator. Waicabs offer a discounted reliable service to Poderi Crisci from anywhere on Waiheke Island. freindly, knowlegable and local drivers.

Waiheke Shuttles – 0275357546 – Minivans and comfortable coaches, perfect for parties from 10 – 120 people. (Ideal for larger parties)

 

CAR RENTAL

www.waihekerentalcar.co.nz

All services meet our guests at the Ferry Terminal.


PODERI CRISCI IS NO. 15 ON THE WINE FESTIVAL MAP
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 OPENING HOURS 

Winter 2024

PODERI CRISCI OPENING HOURS

  • Mondays & Thursday 12pm till 1630pm
  • Fridays – Lunch 12pm till 4:30pm, Aperitivo at Locanda from 5pm, Dinner from 6pm.
  • Saturdays – 12pm till 4.30pm Italian Long lunch served in Restaurant, Degustation Dinner Bookings from  6.30pm (latest Booking 7.30pm)
  • Sundays – 12:30pm till 4.30pm Italian Long lunch served in Restaurant
  • Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Please note Al a Carte is only available on weekdays for parties up to 5 guests. Reservations of 6 guests and above require our Long lunch menu at $110pp.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Public holidays at Poderi Crisci will have our Italian Long lunch menu available from 12.30pm till 4.30pm. Al a Carte will not be available.
A public holiday surcharge of 15% will be added to your bill.

Due to the intimate nature and style of our dinner service, we suggest that this service is unsuitable for children under 6 years of age.

Saturday / Sundays Long Lunch. Lunch begins around 12:30pm and runs through till approximately 4:00pm. The menu changes weekly and costs $110pp excluding beverages.

Saturday dinner bookings; In the evening we run an 8 Course Degustation Dinner for $120pp per person including beverages. No A La Carte option. (Not suitable for children under 6 years of age).

LA LOCANDA OPENING HOURS

  • La Locanda is available for private events and tasting and will reopen ti the public for lighter meals, platters and tastings from October.

The Locanda offers an ideal alternative for those looking to spend just a little time at Poderi Crisci, offering wine tastings, smallers snacks and sharing platters. Also available for private events.

Cellar Door sales are also available to public via our dedicated online purchasing service.

WIN A TUSCAN WEEKEND ON WAIHEKE!

WIN A WEEKEND IN A TUSCAN VALLEY*
*(not actually in Tuscany)

A sailing from Downtown Auckland to the beautiful Waiheke Island on Island Direct Ferries where your car awaits to self-drive to your Boutique accommodation, exploring the Island on the way should you wish to do so.

Fleetwood Boutique Accomodation is an eclectic oasis on Waiheke. Enjoy a nights accommodation at this beautifully appointed bespoke BNB, with a complimentary chilled bottle of Poderi Crisci Zefiro on arrival and breakfast included.

Your weekend includes a fabulous long lunch for two people with matching wine flight at Poderi Crisci, where you will also be able to enjoy the manicured kitchen gardens, explore the underground cellar and be given a personalised tour around the property and winery. It is widely accepted that the long lunch served at Poderi Crisci is an unrivalled and memorable gastronomic experience to savour.

Should you wish to enjoy a longer stay, Fleetwood will offer a second night at a special rate for the lucky winners.

The competition is open to anyone dining at Poderi Crisci until September 2024. Terms and Conditions apply. The winner will be drawn on the 4th of October and winners notified by phone. Full terms and conditions available when entering the draw.

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