The Dunbar Family own two unique and spectacular properties – SHINE BASIN near Cromwell in Central Otago, as pictured above, and DUNBAR ESTATES in the Nelson Tasman region. Both properties are 100% Kiwi-owned and offer boutique vineyard experiences for celebratory occasions, along with accommodation, all accompanied by our unique DUNBAR ESTATES boutique wine selection crafted from grapes grown on the two properties.

SHINE BASIN, on the Cromwell-Wanaka Highway, offers stunning views of the Pisa Range. There is plenty of room for a marque but there is also a large shed which, with some decoration, would offer a very satisfactory alternative. You would need to provide all necessary furniture, furnishings, catering etc and imaginative touches. At DUNBAR ESTATES, it’s mostly provided, except for requests to make your day special.

DUNBAR ESTATES CELLAR DOOR & CAFE on the Motueka Valley Highway presents a beautiful indoor/outdoor area, grand piano, hospitable staff, catering either in-house or out-sourced. You can enjoy the outdoor area with gardens, lawns, immaculate vineyard and a large spectacular pin oak tree with dramatic views across to the Mt Arthur range. Savour the peacefulness of the environment accompanied by the soothing sounds of the Motueka River as it weaves its way to the sea.

Our motto is ‘A Taste of New Zealand Life’.
Our properties are ideal places to celebrate special moments.