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Experience Hawke’s Bay Wine Trails

Hawke’s Bay is home to an outstanding wine tourism culture and offers a wide variety of experiences as well as regular food and wine festivals.

 

Cellar doors, winery restaurants, vineyard accommodation, and wine experiences. This is a dream destination for wine lovers, easily accessible via air or road.

Wine trails in Hawke’s Bay offer a plethora of ways to experience the highly-accoladed wines of the region, from well-developed cycle trails, to architecture and wine tours in classic cars. The diversity in wine is matched by the diversity in landscape, as the region’s wineries and tasting rooms are scattered throughout plains, mountain peaks and valleys, and coastal cliffs.

Wine and food is a way of life in Hawke’s Bay, celebrated with festivals, markets, and events throughout the year. For more information on visiting Hawke’s Bay visit the Hello Hawke’s Bay website.

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Download our Wine and Food Map to help you visit some of the 35 or so winery cellar doors in the bay and taste the numerous award-winning Hawke’s Bay wines.

We have a few tips on Wine Tasting Etiquette you might like to look at to help you make the most of your visit to Hawke’s Bay.

Hawke’s Bay offers some of New Zealand’s leading wine trails. Take a day or two to sample all there is to offer, with wines from Hawke’s Bay river valleys, terraces and hillsides of vineyards.

Open to visitors

Cellar Doors

Hawke’s Bay wine trials take in a vast variety of wineries, of which around 37, depending on the season you visit in, have cellar doors open to the public. These cellar doors are all unique and offer a chance to get to know the people behind the scenes as well as discover the diversity of styles and varieties produced in Hawke’s Bay.

Some of our cellar doors operate on a “By Appointment Only” basis. Others have standard opening hours whereby you can pop in. They do get busy sometimes, so it pays to call ahead and make a reservation, especially if you are a group of five or more. That way you can get the most out of your experience. Purchasing wine at a cellar door is a must do. You can take it with you or have it shipped home. The staff are always very helpful.

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Abbey Estate Winery

Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

Contact 06 879 6171 or info@abbeycellars.com

Akarangi Wines

7 days, 11am-5pm or by appointment.

Contact info@akarangi.co.nz 

Alpha Domus

7 days 11am-5pm

Contact cellardoor@alphadomus.co.nz or 027 862 2340 or 06 879 6752 Ext 2

Ash Ridge Winery

7 days, 10am-5pm

Contact cellar@ashridgewines.co.nz or 06 650 4324  

Askerne Winery

Open 7 Days 10am-5pm

Contact cellardoor.askerne@xtra.co.nz or 06 877 2089 

Black Barn Vineyards

7 days,  10am-5pm

Contact cellardoor@blackbarn.com or 06 877 7985

Bostock Wines

By appointment only.

Contact sales@bostockwines.nz or 06 873 9046

Brookfields Vineyards

7 days, 10am-4pm

Contact brookfields.vineyards@xtra.co.nz or 06 834 4615

Clearview Estate

Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm

Contact cellardoor@clearviewestate.co.nz or 06 875 0150

Church Road Winery

7 days, 10:30am-4:30pm

Contact info@churchroad.co.nz or 06 833 8225

Crab Farm Winery

Thurs to Sun 10am-5pm

Contact info@crabfarmwinery.co.nz or 06 836 6678

Craggy Range

7 days, 10am-6pm

Contact cellardoor@craggyrange.com or 06 873 0141

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De la Terre

Fri to Sun 10am-5pm, or by appointment.

Contact sales@delaterre.co.nz or 06 874 3224

Element Wines

By appointment only.

Contact admin@elementwines.co.nz

Elephant Hill

CELLAR DOOR:

Thurs-Mon 11am- 5pm 

LUNCH:

Thurs-Mon 12-4pm

DINNER:
THURS/FRI/SAT 6pm-8.30pm

Contact cellardoor@elephanthill.co.nz or 06 872 6060 

Hawke's Ridge Wine Estate

Until 9th May 2021

Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

Contact info@hawkesridge.co.nz or 06 281 2025

Junction Wines

Fri-Sun 12-4:30pm or by appointment.

Contact 027 445 5245 

Lime Rock Wines

Sat & Sun 11am-4pm until 28th Feb 2021 or by appointment.

Contact wine@limerock.co.nz  or 06 857 8235 or 021 779 830

Linden Estate

7 days, 10am-5pm

Contact 06 836 6806 option 1

Mission Estate Winery

Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4:30pm

Contact cellardoor@missionestate.co.nz or 06 845 9353

Moana Park

7 days, 10am-5pm

Contact sales@moanapark.co.nz or 06 844 8269

Monowai Estate

By appointment.

Contact emma@monowai.co.nz

Oak Estate

Thurs to Mon 11:30am-5pm

Contact info@oakestatewines.co.nz or 06 879 7019

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Paritua Winery

Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm or by appointment.

Contact cellardoor@paritua.com or 06 874 9180

Pask Winery

Mon to Fri 11am-4pm, Sat & Sun 12pm-4pm or by appointment.

Contact info@pask.co.nz or 06 879 7906

Pukeora Estate

By appointment.

Contact info@pukeora.com or 06 858 9339

Radburnd Cellars

By appointment only, Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

Contact hello@radburndcellars.co.nz  or 06 651 1815

Sileni Estate

7 days, 10am-5pm

Contact cellar@sileni.co.nz or 06 879 4830

Smith & Sheth

Cellar Door: Tues to Sun 12pm-4pm

Wine Lounge: Tues to Sat 4pm-9pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Contact bookings@smithandsheth.com or 06 650 5550

Stonecroft

Fri-Sun 11am-5pm or by appointment.

Contact wine@stonecroft.co.nz or 06 879 9610 

Villa Maria GG & Esk Valley Wine Lounge

Tues-Sat 11am-5pm

Contact GimblettGravelsShop@villamaria.co.nz or 06 879 7602

 

Te Awanga Estate

7 days, 11am-5pm

Contact cellardoor@teawangaestate.co.nz or 06 875 0553 

Te Mata Estate

Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.

Contact cellardoor@temata.co.nz or 06 877 4399 

The Urban Winery

Wed 12pm-6pm, Thurs-Sat 12pm til late, Sun 12pm-6pm

Contact manager@theurbanwinery.co.nz  or 06 650 3353

Trinity Hill

Wed to Sun, 10am-5pm. Contact enquiries@trinityhill.com or 06 879 7778 Ext 709

Unison Vineyards

Fri 11am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Sun 11am-4pm

Contact cellardoor@unisonvineyard.co.nz  or 06 879 7913

Village Vineyards

Sat 11am-5pm or by appointment.

Contact rhys@villagevineyards.co.nz  or 06 877 7782 or 021 552 011

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Wine Experiences

Hawke’s Bay is home to an outstanding wine tourism culture and offers a wide variety of experiences as well as regular food and wine festivals.

There is something for everybody in sunny Hawke’s Bay – pre-organised tasting flights (a wine flight is a selection of 4 or 5 wines to be tasted in order); tailored wine flights; wine flights can be self-guided or a knowledgeable character will take you through the wines; food and wine matching experiences; the opportunity to blend your own wine; VIP experiences accompanied by a sommelier, winemaker or even a Master of Wine; at certain times of the year there are opportunities to help in the vineyards at picking parties, or even see the wine making process in action.

Food options are offered at many of the cellar doors – options include full restaurant & bistros; cheese and charcuterie platters; wood fired pizzas; food trucks; build your own picnic or bring your own; café style cabinet food – all centred on the beautifully fresh, seasonal local produce. A long lunch is always the order of the day though, opening a fine bottle of Hawke’s bay wine to accompany it.

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Getting Around

With more than 200 vineyards, 70+ wineries and 30+ cellar doors, the toughest decision you’ll have is where to start.

There are many options to transport yourselves between our cellar doors – self-drive, just make sure you nominate a sober driver!; hire a bike – whether electric or the old fashioned pedal power, our trails are organized into different circuits that take in several wineries en-route; book a winery tour and be driven around by a knowledgeable friendly local; you could walk between some that are grouped; or even charter a helicopter! The Wineries Ride was created to take in a small selection of Cellar Doors on an easy cycle route, with some topical storyboards along the way.

And if you want to be completely immersed in vineyard and winery life, then several of our members offer accommodation on their property that can be booked – from quaint vineyard cottages to luxurious lodges that you can bring a group of friends to.

The latest Covid-19 information for the wine industry can be found here.
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