Mission Estate Winery, Napier

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Winery / Vineyard
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. Take a look at our Napier holiday planner to schedule your visit to Mission Estate Winery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Out of all the wineries we visited, this had the best wine tasting experience. It costs $5 but you get a free glass to take home with you. It was great walling down into the cellar and around the buil...  more »
  • This is a winery with a difference. If you can get someone to tell you the history of the building it is amazing! Would have loved a tour of the building but not sure if this is available.  more »
  • An absolutely fabulous Concert. We arrived when the gates were opened to listen to all of the Artists, before the Dixie Chicks came on. We had great seats and an area in front of us so as we could dan...  more »
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  • Wine was reasonably priced and delicious. Restaurant would make a nice fancy meal out. Tasting was $5 but included a souvenir crystal glass. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, finding us a wine we enjoyed at our price point.
  • Great location and fantastic food, staff are very good too. We were seated in the 'red room', which was a let down as its by far the most plain and boring room in the building. It didn't ruin the meal, but I would suggest requesting a better spot
  • We had a very good lunch at The Mission in April and the service was thoughtful and efficient. We sat in the lovely garden . Very relaxing. I forgot my glasses and they were returned by post to me immediately by helpful staff.
  • Top notch service. We accidentally broke a glass the waitress handled the situation very professionally. Food was exceptional would highly recommend here for a great dinning experience!
  • Enjoyed a glass of wine with great company in a beautiful setting.