Hawke’s Bay wineries
The futuristic design and spectacular location alone make Sileni Estates worth a visit. Sileni’s ‘Cellar Store’ comprises its cellar door and a gourmet epicurean centre, meaning everyone from the casual indulger through to the serious wine buff is covered. The food store stocks top quality food items sourced locally and from around the world and is home to a temperature controlled cheese room.
In addition, Sileni is now home to The Village Press
, Hawke’s Bay’s largest olive oil producer. Olives are pressed on site and tastings are available in the food store.
Trinity Hill is a partnership between John & Jennifer Hancock, Robert & Robyn Wilson (owners of London's Bleeding Heart and The Sign of the Don restaurants) and Trevor & Hanne Janes. Their philosophy has been to focus on quality rather than quantity.
Described as ‘a strong, dynamic and undeniably rural building’, this cellar door is an architectural award winner located right in the heart of Gimblett Gravels. Large glass doors allow you to see through into the impressive ‘Barrel Hall’ next door.
In addition to wine tastings, Trinity Hill also offers for sale a range of antipasto options, allowing you to build the picnic basket of your choice. Food and wine may be taken outside and enjoyed on the lawn or in the well developed gardens.
Clearview Estate is located in a spectacular spot on the coast at Te Awanga, with Cape Kidnappers as a backdrop. Offering both a cellar door experience and a restaurant, this is the perfect place to while away an afternoon.
The unpretentious setting and convivial and welcoming staff almost belie the quality of the offering here. The kitchen produces superb food, with a focus on ‘inspired and creative’ dishes using local produce. Clearview produces a range of quality wines, which have been lauded both in NZ and around the world.
With its stunning location, dramatic architecture, impressive cellar door and equally impressive Terrôir restaurant on site, Craggy Range offers a superlative experience.
The team behind Craggy Range have planted vines on what they consider to be the best vineyards in the country’s top wine growing regions – Hawke’s Bay and Martinborough in the North Island and Marlborough, Nelson and Central Otago in the South Island. They produce single estate wines from each of the terrôir.
Mission Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, established by Marist brothers in 1851. The cellar door is located in the ‘Grande Maison’ together with the acclaimed restaurant, gallery and function area. In good weather, tables are set on the lovely lawn at the front of the building.
Mission Estate holds a concert each year, the international acts drawing large crowds.
Black Barn is a small vineyard just five minutes from Havelock North. Their focus is on premium Bordeaux styled red varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Award winning whites include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
You can taste their wines, have lunch at the Bistro, enjoy a Summer Saturday morning at the Growers' Market, or attend events such as an evening concert or film in the amphitheatre.
Te Awa was established in 1992 and is located in the renowned Gimblett Gravels premium wine growing region of Hawkes Bay. The land had traditionally been used for grazing sheep and growing vegetables.
Te Awa opened their now highly acclaimed restaurant in 1999. It is a popular destination for vineyards lunches, and also opens for dinner at the weekends.
Church Road is a working winery and a museum highlighting over 100 years of winemaking at Church Road. The cellar door is open daily, where you can taste and buy all Church Road wines, including the limited release Cuve Series and iconic TOM range.
Special events are also held over summer months in their beautiful park-like grounds.
Ngatarawa began as the shared vision of two very different families. What the Corban family name is to winemaking, so the Glazebrook family name is to farming. It was the remarkable union of these two families, with their rich heritages of vision, innovation and passion that saw Ngatarawa Wines established in former racing Stables in 1981.
Ngatarawa is among New Zealand's most picturesque wineries. Driving down the long tree-lined driveway, visitors discover the historic racing stables, large lily pond and timeless ambience.
Triangle Cellars is the only place you can go to taste the wines of three local boutique producers:
Bridge Pa Vineyard - Syrah specialist;
BushHawk Vineyard - micro-producer and Pinot Gris specialist; and
Hawkes Ridge Wine Estate - producing Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Semillon, Viognier, Late Harvest Viognier, and Pinot Gris.
At Triangle Cellars the owners work at the Cellar Door and the welcome is friendly and relaxed. You meet the people behind the labels, and hear the stories of three individual and different wine producers.
Alpha Domus winery was established by two generations of the Ham family. Their commitment is to produce premium quality wines that are true to varietal character, a reflection of their unique terrior and that represent exceptional value-for-money.
The Alpha Domus vineyards lie in the Triangle area of the western Heretaunga plains. From these soils, Alpha Domus produces world-class wines from a wide range of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Syrah.
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