A stop for lunch here is a must. It's the most visited winery in Australasia, with not only great food but also a divine setting. As pioneers of winemaking in Central Otago, Gibbston has set high standards. Many of its wines are stored in the climatically controlled wine cave, which was blasted out of a rocky outcrop behind the restaurant. The pinot noir has twice topped its class in national competitions, and the chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and Riesling have won over 40 medals. Connoisseurs will enjoy the tour through the caves and the tasting of four wines. There is also a large gift store and delicatessen on-site and next door, Gibbston Valley Cheesery makes and sells top quality regional cheeses.