If your ask around town about River Valley lodge usually the answer is that’s where you go for rafting. What most people don’ t know is you can come visit us just for some great food and wines.
We try and grow most of our veggies and herbs in our gardens on site, our organic produce is supplied by Mangarara Meats and Bostock Chicken, even our Kokako coffee is organic.
We also have a great selection of New Zealand wines including :-
The Winter Hills collection which began with one man, a local winemaker. For him, it wasn’t a desire for fame and fortune, but a passion to craft the very best wine from Marlborough’s beautiful natural surroundings. Since their first vintage in 1994, this remains unchanged. Taking their name from the landmark Wither Hills range that borders their vineyards, their philosophy is founded on the belief that the finest wines are always created from exceptional vineyards, representing their sense of place.
Trinity hill collection”Trinity Hill is referred to as an iconic New Zealand winery because it consistently produce superb examples of traditional and innovative wine varieties. They pride themselves on crafting wines that are especially food friendly. Their small size allows them to concentrate on making exceptional wines.”
So if your just looking for a great place to eat and drink, whether for lunch or dinner River Valley Lodge is a pleasant Surprise tucked into the banks of the Rangitikei River.