Mission Estate Winery, Napier

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Visit the origin of the nation's wine-making industry at Mission Estate Winery, the oldest venture of its kind in the country. Founded in 1851, the winery centers on a historical building complex (formerly a seminary), which features colonial-era architecture and verdant surroundings. Join a guided tour of the winery, which delves into its history and offers a look at the production facilities. Of course, you won't want to miss indulging in a wine-tasting session for samples of some of the renowned local blends. Afterwards, you can grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, which features a changing menu of locally inspired fare and offers a sweeping view of nearby Hawke's Bay. Using our world travel planner, Napier attractions like Mission Estate Winery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • They have everything down to a fine art here, great well informed staff, a fine choice of wines and price ranges and a stunning environment. Obviously there are so many wine estates to visit it is har...  more »
  • Maybe it was because the cruise ships were in town, but this beautiful winery has been discovered by bus tours and the experience felt like it. The staff were cheerful and friendly, but caught in a ru...  more »
  • Awesome food awesome service and amazing setting. You must come here for lunch just so nice sitting under the trees  more »
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  • This the oldest winery in New Zealand, it was founded in 1851. A tasting at the Cellar Door was $6 for 6 wines and a stemless wine glass. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. Our server was friendly and knowledge about the estate and the wines. The grounds we're beautiful- it was the perfect spot to start our self-made mini wine tour of Hawke's Bay.
  • A very long overdue review of the restaurant at this Winery. Alfresco lunchtime dining in the grounds of the main building, with amazing views over the vineyards themselves. The Green-Lipped Muscles starter and NZ Lamb main were both sublime, with perfect wine pairings. Professional but friendly service added to this lovely experience.
  • Beautiful place! Would highly recommend. Small fee for tasting ($6) but you get a wine glass to take. Great for pictures to be taken or having a lunch. They do serve food as well. Gift shop with lots of gift ideas as well. The dessert wine is our favorite! We buy their wine in the grocery store all the time!
  • We didn’t do the wine tasting although $6 is good value. We did have lunch at the restaurant after a day cycling. The staff were all excellent, knowledgeable and polite. The food was fantastic and served very quickly. The gardens and atmosphere are gorgeous.
  • One of the most stunning wineries in Hawke’s Bay. Great scenery, great food, and thoroughly enjoyed it as a wedding venue last year.
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