Established in 1819, the Kerikeri Mission Station is one of New Zealand’s first places where Māori invited visitors to live among them. Built under the protection of local Māori chiefs who were keen to harness the trade and technology of Europe, Kerikeri Mission Station grew amidst a backdrop of tribal warfare and ever-increasing visits from foreign ships.
The Plough & Feather Tap Room is host to as many as twenty locally brewed ales and lagers from our sister company, Kainui Brew Co. (as well as the odd guest tap). Kainui Brew Co was founded in 2015 in the heart of Kerikeri and has quickly risen to prominence in New Zealand.
At the Plough & Feather you will find a wide array of award winning local wines from our sister company, Kainui Road Vineyard, as well as an extensive international wine list for any occasion. Kainui Vineyard is a sustainable vineyard in sunny Kerikeri. Our small family run vineyard is proud to now offer Syrah, Tempranillo, Rosé, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and more.
Colin is passionate about food, products, and hospitality, as well as food ethics, and sourcing sustainable produce that spray free organic, and (whenever possible) local. Colin Ashton and his award winning team are passionate about fresh quality ingredients cooked to perfection, and making every meal unforgettable. His recipes and write ups have been included in 3 major New Zealand cook book publications.
"The land the Plough & Feather is located on is a very special place. It's where the first English settlers lived peacefully with the indigenous Maori people and is literally the birthplace of what become our Nation. It's my hope to create a menu that celebrates both cultures and honors the history of this area, while also offering food that is approachable, harmonious with the amazing local beer and wine we have available, and above all else... delicious".
Thanks to creative craft brewers like Gary Henwood [from Kainui Brew Co], who are driven less by finances and more by the desire to create the perfect pint, it is becoming easier and easier to find commercial examples of many delicious beer styles.The Shout NZ
Kainui Brew Co has really put Northland on the map in terms of craft beer. The brewery, the Cellar Door, and now the Plough & Feather have added so much to the tapestry of life in the Far North. We’re incredibly lucky to have them.New Zealand Brewer