ADDRESS:   70-72 Onetangi Rd, Waiheke Island
SET MENU:   $98pp three courses
CONTACT:   09 372 2625
SCORE:   16.5 / 20

Tantalus has it all: winery, brewery, orchards, olive groves, gardens, light-washed dining room in the heart of the vineyard – and a talented kitchen team. This makes it ideal as a one-stop destination. While most tables have a view over the vines, just as you might find in the heart of the ancient wine countries of Europe, the menu is definitively local. It’s inspired by what’s grown and made on the estate or can be sourced from around the island. On offer are two-, three- or four-course set menus crafted by chef Gideon Landman. Standouts are Leigh snapper crudo with fennel, battered oyster and a delicious verjuice. Meat eaters will love the aged beef with a tip-top potato terrine and pickled walnuts. The wine and beer lists are homegrown, and the service is terrific.

IN BRIEF: Island destination wining and dining