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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.

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Cellar Doors

Hawke’s Bay wine trials take in a vast variety of wineries, of which around 35, 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

From 23rd October, 7 days 11am-5pm

 

Contact cellardoor@alphadomus.co.nzor 027 862 2340

 

 

 

Ash Ridge Winery

Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm

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

 

Askerne Winery

Friday to Sunday 11am-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

Fri 11:30am-4:00pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

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

 

Church Road Winery

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

Contact info@churchroad.co.nz or )6 833 8225

 

Crab Farm Winery

Thurs to Sun 10am-5pm

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

Craggy Range

7 days, 11am-5pm

Contact cellardoor@craggyrange.com or 06 873 0141

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De la Terre

Not yet open for the season, by appointment only.

 

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

 

 

 

Element Wines

By appointment only.

Contact admin@elementwines.co.nz

 

 

Elephant Hill

Fri to Sun, 11am-5pm. Bookings preferred.

 

Contact cellardoor@elephanthill.co.nz or 06 872 6073 

 

 

 

Hawke's Bay Wine Cellar Door

Thurs 1-5pm, Fri 1-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-4pm until 8th November. Crn Heretaunga & Warren Streets, Hastings.

 

Hawke's Ridge Wine Estate

From 24th Sept, 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 or by appointment.

Contact wine@limerock.co.nz  

 

Linden Estate

 7 days, 10am-5pm

Contact 06 836 6806 option 1

 

Mission Estate Winery

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

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

Moana Park

7 days, 12pm-5pm

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

Monowai Estate

By appointment.

Contact emma@monowai.co.nz

Oak Estate

Thurs to Sat 11:30am-4:30pm

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

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Paritua Winery

By appointment only.

Contact 06 874 9180

 

Pask Winery

Mon to Fri 11am-3:30pm or by appointment.

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

 

Pukeora Estate

By appointment during the winter.

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

Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm

Contact cellar@sileni.co.nz or 06 879 8768

 

Smith & Sheth

From 23rd Sept – Cellar Door Wed-Sat 1pm-4pm; Wine lounge Wed-Sat 4pm-9pm

Contact bookings@smithandsheth.com 

 

Stonecroft

From 1st October Fro-Sun 11am-5pm or by appointment.

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

 

Villa Maria GG & Esk Valley Wine Lounge

As of 15th October, Tues-Sat 11am-5pm

Contact BrittanyT@villamaria.co.nz 

 

Te Awanga Estate

Fri-Sun 12pm-5pm

Contact cellardoor@teawangaestate.co.nz 

 

Te Mata Estate

Mon to Sat 10am-5pm or by appointment.

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

Trinity Hill

Wed to Sun, 11am-4pm. Contact enquiries@trinityhill.com or 06 879 7778 Ext 709

Unison Vineyards

Sat & Sun 11am-3pm or by appointment.

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

Village Vineyards

Sat & Sun 1-5pm or by appointment.

Contact villagevineyards@outlook.com  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.

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