Napier Waterfront Accommodation near a myriad of Wineries
With over 80% of New Zealand’s plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes, Hawke’s Bay is often recognised on the world stage for its award winning red wines. The warm maritime climate and varying landscape also produces New Zealand’s richest and most complex Chardonnays.
History, consistency, diversity and innovation continue to provide the foundation for Hawke’s Bay’s reputation as a fine wine-producing region. There are over 30 cellar door outlets to visit. The Hawke’s Bay Wine Trail map will lead you to tastings, tours and enticing winery restaurants and cafes.
Situated at the base of Te Mata Peak Craggy Range offers spectacular scenery. Respecting the legend of The Sleeping Giant, Craggy Range has named its home, The Giants Winery. In the heart of the Giants Winery complex is the Craggy Range Cellar Door, a perfect setting to taste the Craggy Range single vineyard wines many of which are not available elsewhere. A popular wedding destination, Craggy Range also boasts The Terróir Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. www.craggyrange.com
Elephant Hill Estate Winery
One of Hawke’s Bay’s newest wineries located in Te Awanga, Elephant Hill is an architectural delight, looking across the Pacific Ocean with stunning views of Cape Kidnappers. German owners Roger and Reyden Weiss believe in creating the very best and have succeeded with their award winning winery and onsite winery restaurant. www.elephanthill.co.nz
Mission Estate Winery
Beautifully restored historical seminary nestled in the Taradale hills. Diners enjoy sweeping views over vineyards, Napier City and the coast beyond. Offers contemporary cuisine with European influences and award-winning wines. www.missionestate.co.nz
Church Road Winery
One of the three oldest wineries in the Hawke’s Bay, the multi award winning Church Road was founded in 1897. Church Road offers winery tours, cellar door sales and tastings. Some of its most illustrious years were spent under the leadership of pioneer winemaker Tom McDonald, now widely acknowledged as the father of quality New Zealand red wines. Restaurant open for lunch. www.churchroad.co.nz
Black Barn Vineyard
This boutique winery situated just minutes from Havelock North village is one of Hawke’s Bay’s finest. Their award winning whites include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All their wines are estate grown with fruit is handpicked. The Black Barn bistro has won numerous awards including 2011 New Zealand Cuisine Magazine Winery Restaurant of the Year, best regional restaurant of the year, and the Signature Dish award. Black Barn also houses an art gallery and is now just as famous for its open-air concerts as its wine. www.blackbarn.com
New Zealand Wine Centre – A Wine Tasting Adventure
Take off on a wine tasting adventure with a virtual wine tour of the region, its wines, winemakers and wineries. Enjoy an interactive tasting of Hawke’s Bay’s best wine under one roof and in the comfort of a beautifully constructed, purpose built theatre. www.newzealandwinecentre.co.nz
Base yourself at The Dome – Napier Waterfront Accommodation
If you haven’t already, please take a look at our range of boutique accommodation Hawke’s Bay style – take home some of your favourite bottles and enjoy them in the comfort of your boutique apartment or boutique studio.