Mission Estate Winery, Napier

4.1
#1 of 190 in Wineries in New Zealand
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.
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  • There are only superlatives for this lavish and historical site. It sits nestled into the lush green hills and overlooks the acres of vineyards. The grounds are beautifully manicured and maintained. T...  more »
  • Had a glass of rose and a cheese board to share while soaking up the sun. There are some nice views.  more »
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  • 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.
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