Elephant Hill Estate Winery, Te Awanga

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Enjoy a fine dining experience at family-owned Elephant Hill Estate Winery. The first thing you'll notice as you arrive at the vineyard and winery are the sights: a stunning view of the Te Awanga coast and its cliffs. You can tour the vineyards and cellar during your visit, then sit down to admire the scenery while indulging in scrumptious food. Of course, they serve the vineyard's very own wines, and each course has a suggested pairing. Some of the specialties offered include Syrah, viognier, and the proprietary blends Le Phant Rouge and Le Phant Blanc. To plan Te Awanga vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • It’s worth the drive out of Napier to visit. But it can be very busy so you might not get the same level of attentiveness that you more than likely received at other vineyards on your wine trail. That...  more »
  • Beautiful cycle to this exclusive winery with view over the sea. Great service, food superb and we were welcome dressed. Menu well designed with wine to match each course. NZ cheeses were superb.  more »
  • In general we found Elephant just okay. The staff was friendly but busy with other things going on. The setting is pretty but all cellar doors are pretty. The wines were okay, but not great. They only...  more »
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  • Aesthetically one of the most fabulous vineyards in the Hawkes Bay. Food is high class as is the wine. Suggest you do a tasting and then sit outside with a glass of your favourite wine. I absolutely adore their 'Rania' desert wine. P.S. they also have a very cool underground wine cellar & library...
  • We went for the tasting. Server was good although a little shy with the pouring. Only one person doing the tastings so made our experience a bit boring as she was going back and forth. The wine was okay. 6 wines to taste and $5 pp or fee waived if you spend over $20. Must be a NZ thing because we have never payed to taste a few drops of wine before.
  • Excellent wine and ambiance. The food was good, but pairings were a little off.
  • Amazing amazing amazing!! Can't wait to go back when I'm back in the Bay.
  • Best meal I've ever eaten and in the words of my son before leaving for London, a highlight night!

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