Poderi Crisci Vineyard and winery, set in a stunning amphitheatre surrounded by vines and olive trees, has fast become the quintessence of what in Italy is called: Agroturismo. Located 30 minutes from Matiatia in Awaawaroa Bay, Poderi Crisci occupies 7.7 hectares of north-facing slopes in the heart of Waiheke’s unique wine growing microclimate. The narrow rocky strip underlying Poderi Crisci is believed to be 30 million years older than the rest of the Island, boasting soil criss-crossed with mineralised veins.
For four generations the Crisci family has been immersed in food and wine, Antonio born and raised in Napoli came to NZ in early 1990 and established Toto Restaurant in Nelson Street. With his partner Vivienne Farnell they opened Non Solo Pizza, an institution in Parnell in 1997 and Bar Vino in 2009. They have owned the vineyard for 5 years. Antonio, a visionary, has transformed the Waiheke vineyard into a place people will visit to wine, dine and have “layers of experience”.
The Poderi Crisci Restaurant
Poderi Crisci brings traditional Italian food to Waiheke Island – View Calendar for up & coming Special Menu days.
Enjoy al Fresco dining all year round in this stunning location looking across the valley, the east facing restaurant captures the final rays of the setting sun a perfecto place to be positioned apres the beach enjoying the company of friends and the great service from the Poderi Crisci family. The restaurant and surrounds are suited to a casual lunch, family gatherings, a romantic dinner ,weddings and celebrations.