Mission Estate Winery, Napier

(4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Came here in late January to catch up with some friends for lunch. After doing some wine tasting, we were seated outside, in the shade - under the awning, which was great, as it was a very hot day. Th...  more »
  • The setting was exceptional. So was the food and the service. Will Definitely visit again when we are next in NZ 
  • Love this every. It's not just the setting, history, great staff, excellent wine (particularly Jewelstone), fabulous food, cracking mini museum......oh....I could go on and on. Daniel too guy, his sta...  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.