Built on the shared passion for fine food, exquisite wine and exceptional service of husband and wife team, Executive Chef Mark Sage and Sous Chef Sue Sage.
Bringing a wide range of international experience – from high profile restaurants to boutique hotels – the Sages have combined decades of expertise and a broad range of influences to stamp their own distinctive flavour and style on Gibbston Valley.
Each day begins with Mark travelling the region to choose the day’s freshest ingredients from select local producers, while Sue sets the kitchen for the day’s events – bringing together their family-like team to prepare the finest food for their many regular and visiting customers.That close and caring attitude extends to the service, which Mark describes as “like welcoming guests to your home, where everything has to be perfect, yet everyone totally at ease – and not leaving until they are completely satisfied.”
But the true measure of the team is the quality of the food.
By this standard Gibbston Valley is renowned for its exquisite menu, drawing on the best local produce, finely balanced with the full selection of Gibbston Valley Wines.
No visit to Central Otago is complete without sampling the exceptional service and latest culinary experiences created for the Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant by the Sages.