Juliearna Kavanagh, ex-owner of award winning establishment Kavanagh House, has won many awards for her creations. Juliearna's undisputed passion and eye for detail is backed by a long-term love of cuisine and the culture surrounding it. Armed with a combination of passion and knowledge, you are sure to be delivered the highest quality dining experience Picton has to offer. From local Seafood to succulent New Zealand lamb, the menu at Escape To Picton will not disappoint.
Down below you can see some of the fantastic foods served at Escape to Picton.
Photos courtesy of Simon Greenwood.
Marlborough green lip mussels in white wine & garlic sauce.
Pork ribs done in our secret sauce served with Agria chips & vegetables
Served in a cocktail glass on a bed of mesclun with a wonderful Marie Rosé's sauce
Filled with Philadelphia cream cheese and blue vein, topped with caramelised onion jam
Freshly baked served with chocolate garnish and cream dusted with icing sugar
Pavlova berry stack with ice cream, our house specialty
With toasted breads and cranberry compote
Beer battered fish and chips with aioli, tomato sauce and malt vinegar
Open steak sandwich with medium rare beef, lettuce and tomatoes
Thick cut garlic bread for starter
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Named after the walnut trees that lined the entrance to the winery, Twelve Trees Restaurant lunch is a must for visitors and locals alike.
The great food and relaxing atmosphere, whether in the sheltered courtyard or inside by the fire, provide a warm welcome.
The stunning Brancott Estate Heritage Centre is located on an elevated position overlooking the original Brancott Vineyard.
Featuring a restaurant specialising in fresh regional produce, unique wine tastings and tours, an opportunity to see the endangered New Zealand Falcon and premium hosting facilities, any visit to Marlborough should include a stop at the Brancott Estate Heritage Centre.
Drylands is one of New Zealand’s most innovative and advanced wineries, producing vibrant and zesty Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s famous Marlborough region on the South Island.
The Georges Michel Wine Estate was established in 1997 and situated in the ‘Golden Mile’ which denotes the central route of the Rapaura road area, renowned for the production of the best flavored fruit of the Marlborough wine region.
Great wine is meant to be enjoyed in a wonderful setting, and what better place could there be to enjoy Giesen Wines at their own Cellar Door? A visit to Gissens Cellar Door will give you the opportunity to relax in front of the fireplace or beautiful courtyard in the summer and share a glass with friends and family, and learn about the Giesen brothers’ personal passion for the winemaking industry.
Under Stephanie Armstrong’s directorship, Terravin's Vineyard Restaurant is once again serving up delicious food and wine. TerraVin wine has united with the fabulous Highfield range resulting in one of the most comprehensive wine lists in Marlborough. The food is fresh, simple, but innovative served in an atmosphere and ambiance that many Marlburians will remember fondly.
Extensive range of wines open for tasting everyday from our esteemed Méthode Traditionelle Sparkling Wine MiruMiru™ to Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir and of course our world famous Sauvignon Blanc and Kaho Roa Sauvignon Blanc.
Rock Ferry first opened their cellar Door and Cafe in September 2011. Converted from an earlier home of Tom and Fiona's, it still has that welcoming warm feel. Based around seasonally inspired cooking and their own range of organically grown wines, the Cellar Door and Cafe is a great showcase for the honest, down-to-earth produce that New Zealand's South Island is justifiably famous for.
Come and visit Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen to relax, sit back and enjoy the Saint Clair experience. The sunny courtyard offers outdoor dining with some dining options amongst the vines. On a cooler day an extended veranda section can ensure customers continue to have the vineyard feel while being sheltered from the elements through extensive floor to ceiling glass sliding doors.
The menu is built around the fresh produce that is readily available in the Marlborough district. Enjoy matching the superb wines from Wairau River with lunch in a relaxed informal environment either outside on the sun drenched lawns and verandahs or inside beside the large open fire in winter.
Operated by local foodies, Dave and Sarah Anderson, the restaurant has established itself as the regions premier winery dining experience. With their passion for local, seasonal and contemporary food matched with friendly yet unobtrusive service you are assured a dining experience to remember.