Purchase 'exciting new dimension'

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.
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 Cafe.