Wild Earth Kitchen


Wild Earth Kitchen at the historic Goldfields Mining Centre is a truly unique dining experience. We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and memorable Central Otago experience. Our menu provides a taste sensation of fresh New Zealand cuisine and Central Otago wine. Utilising retired French oak Pinot Noir wine barrels, we steam, bake, grill and smoke our delicious array of regional foods on the spot. Our signature dish The Oak Stave is chef's selection of five tasting dishes designed for sharing, matched with five of our award winning wines.


Nestled in the beautiful historic Goldfields Mining Centre, next to Bannockburn - the heart of the Central Otago growing region-, Wild Earth Kitchen is a must visit dining destination.



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The Wild Earth Kitchen Stoaker is a versatile cooking system in a rustic converted wine barrel. Designed for natural ingredients, oak and steam combine to create delicious feasts, made for sharing. It fits in a unique space within the outdoor cooking category. Though it has similar functions to a BBQ, it isn’t just a BBQ, grill or oven, nor is it just a smoker. It combines all of these cooking techniques into a versatile system that delivers a unique style of food. In the Wild Earth Kitchen, every ingredient is treated and respected as nature intended, with a rugged honesty. Whether in the city or the country, we bring the wild to your backyard, harnessing nature to create simple fine food, made for sharing.

Opening hours

Wild Earth Kitchen is open daily from 11am - 4pm. The Cellar Door is open from 10am - 5pm.


Curious about our Wild Earth Kitchen menu? You can download it hereThis menu is served from 11am - 3pm

From 3pm - 4pm we'll be serving a short menu. Please have a look here for our 3pm-4pm menu. 

Reservations recommended