Our Brewery and tasting room are located at Waitiri Creek, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown.  

The tasting room was originally the Wangaloa Presbyterian Church. It was built in 1894 and relocated to Queenstown in 2000 where it became the cellar door for Waitiri Creek Vineyard.  

We serve locally produced Waitiri Creek Wines at our tasting room and guests can enjoy a unique beer and/or wine tasting experience.

↠ Our Story

Cargo Brewery was created in 2015 by Malcolm and Meron Blakey.

Malcolm discovered brewing in 2014 and after many, many months managed to persuade Meron to be part of turning a 1971 Bedford TK into a mobile brewing and food truck. Meron, who happens to be a chef by trade, took on the challenge on the condition the food would be innovative, fresh and healthy.

And so Cargo Brewery & Kitchen was born.

↠ Our Philosophy

We believe in fresh, locally sourced ingredients for both our Brewery and Kitchen.  We believe that events are unique and so should be the food on offer.  We push ourselves by creating new recipes which will inspire and excite.