Mission Estate Winery, Napier

#3 of 23 in Wineries in Napier
Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
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.
Create an itinerary including Mission Estate Winery
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Mission Estate Winery

Mission Estate Winery reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
927 reviews
  • A group of us (4 adults) were really looking forward to this but sadly expectations were not met. The service was really slow, it took a long time for all 3 of our courses to come out. We booked for.....  more »
  • Mission estate has great food for adults and children. Great ambience sitting outside under the vines but covered in case of rain! The service was a bit slower due to large numbers I think but was...  more »
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Napier

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.