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Five wineries to visit around Napier

A visit to Hawkes Bay would be incomplete without visiting a winery or two. Here are some of the attractions (there are over 90 wineries in the area – this is just to get you started!).

A selection of visitable wineries in Hawkes Bay…

1 Mission Estate The most historic winery in New Zealand. Hear about the Marist brothers who came to New Zealand and tour the beautiful building they created, then dine in the relaxed surroundings of the Mission restaurant.
2 Elephant Hill Boutique producer known especially for its whites. The winery is housed in beautiful modern architecture overhanging the water toward Cape Kidnappers. It also houses a smart restaurant.
3

Craggy Range

Craggy Range

Holds the atmospheric Terrôir restaurant which has won international accolades. Pretty building in a prettier setting under the Te Mata (sleeping giant) peak.
4 Church Road Visit Church Road to learn about the history of wine-making. As well as tastings and food, you can take a guided winery and museum tour (costs $15, 11am and 2pm) and see 3,000 year old wine making relics!
5 Trinity Hill The winery for red wine drinkers – their Gimblett recently competed with much more expensive French Bordeaux in blind taste tests. They also have some unusual varietals such as Tempranillo.
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5 thoughts on “Five wineries to visit around Napier

    • Thanks for the encouragement!
      I was surprised there wasn’t a blog about food products when I started this one. There are a few great ‘recipe’ type blogs in NZ, but very little about NZ produce. Hopefully I can help to fill that gap!

  1. I started next to my aotearoa blog a foodie/political blog but time constraints have made me have to give up for the time being it is called http://subversivefoodie.com/

    One word of advice. You might want to add a precautionary filter and block comments until you approved them. my commentators need to be approved only the first time but it means you can’t get totally overwhelmed by spam writers who once they know your blog is open for comments without restraints will send hundreds of the bloomin things a day.

    Looking forward to following your blog

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