Arrowtown’s Millbrook wins third wine excellence award

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The Millhouse Restaurant at Millbrook Resort near Arrowtown has won an international wine award for the third year running.

The restaurant’s one of only a handful in New Zealand to receive a 2014 Wine Award for Excellence from the United States’ Wine Spectator magazine and website.

The awards applaud restaurants with a wine list of more than 100 that accurately matches a restaurant’s food and character.

“It’s just fantastic news that we’ve won this award for the third year running,” Millbrook food and beverage manager Russell Heron says.

“We’re constantly searching for new and exciting wines to add to our list, which has an impressive array of organic and sulphate-free wines and well-loved classics.

“We also incorporate rare vintages and more traditional French varietals such as Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Viognier, which is unusual for a NZ wine list.

“Our fantastic team of chefs – led by Andi Bozhiqi – work incredibly hard with restaurant manager Lenka Hejrova to ensure all our wines match the seasonal menu and also reflect the history, ambience and feel of The Millhouse.”