I was excited as we drove through the Mudbrick vineyard into the carpark and blown away by the beautiful setting right in front of me. A big beautiful vintage-like chalet standing all so elegantly surrounded by European style gardens full of lavenders and topiaries (both my favourite!). There is a Cellar Door for wine tasting which we gave it a miss. There was also a small party (wedding may be?) being held while we were there which didn’t surprise me at all as Mudbrick is a very popular location for wedding.
Mudbrick offers formal dining experience at their restaurant as well as a more laid-back outdoor experience in the form of an Bistro in the courtyard for those casual bunch. With a killer view like this, I am sure their Bistro is very popular throughout summer. I can imagine how beautiful and romantic it is at sunset. May be next time we will opt for a dinner there in the Bistro.
We were escorted to our table by the window overlooking Rangitoto. The food and service were top notch first class. Even AJ got a colouring pack to take home!
Once we were all satiated and happy, we took a stroll (for AJ, run) in their gardens and pampered ourselves with some panoramas on their deck. Awed. The weather was marvellous although it was a bit windy. Still, awed.
Spot Auckland city!