Wai Dining Group co-owner Alex Boyes (left) with former
owner of the Winehouse Henry van Asch on the grounds of the
Gibbston property. Photo supplied.
Queenstown-based Wai Dining Group has expanded into
Gibbston with the acquisition of the Winehouse, formerly owned
by Henry van Asch, of Van Asch Wines and bungy fame.
Co-owner Alex Boyes said the business added an "exciting new
dimension" for the group, which had been exploring options
for a larger off-site venue for several years.
Mr Boyes, along with group co-owners Jan Rae-Robertson, Megan
James and Martin James, said they planned to run the
internally remodelled Winehouse solely as a wedding and
function venue in partnership with catering company In2Food.
Renovations were expected to be completed within the next
couple of months. The group owns and operates Wai Waterfront
Restaurant, Finz Down Under, Bella Cucina and the Post Office