Mission Estate Winery, Napier
(4.2/5 based on 460+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • The Mission Estate Winery is an extremely nice place to spend an hour or two. I was the designated driver but my family had the joy of tasting the wines on offer. A nice touch was a free wine glass fo...  more »
  • We had not been to Mission for awhile but decided we needed some of their fine products so decided on a visit. Just driving up the long driveway you get the feeling that it is a very special place and...  more »
  • It's not like me to write a negative review, however, this was one experience I will not forget in a negative way therefore am sharing. The woman doing our tasting was nothing but rude making multiple...  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.