Mission Estate Winery Tours

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New Zealand produces some of the world’s most renowned, award-winning wines, and Mission Estate Winery on the outskirts of Napier is where it all began. Founded in 1851, Mission Estate was started by missionaries who journeyed from France with little more than a dream and a couple of vines. Now, nearly two centuries later, Mission Estate continues to operate as one of New Zealand’s best wineries, and is a staple on any shore excursion or wine tasting tour of Napier.

Head down the tree lined driveway toward the old fashioned estate and its fountain, and you'll immediately fall for the history and regal charm of the area. Step outside on the hilltop veranda for a view of the vineyard landscapes leading back to Napier’s downtown or to sip in the sun protected by the shade of one of the winery's big, white outdoor umbrellas.

Practical Info

Mission Estate Winery is located around 5 miles (8 km) from the heart of downtown Napier, and is about a 10-minute drive. You can access the winery by car, bike, and organized tour—a great option for anyone looking to enjoy their wine without drawing straws for designated driver.

The winery is open daily from 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and from 10:30am to 4:30pm on Sunday.
 
Did You Know? Along the Mission Estate driveway, there is still one row of Muscat grapes that have been grafted from the original vines that were brought by the French missionaries.
Location
Address: 198 Church Road, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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Hours: Mon–Sat: 9am–5pm; Sun: 10:30am–4:30pm
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Private Shore Excursion: Napier Highlights in a Vintage Car

Discover Napier by vintage car on a private tour that’s customized to your schedule and interests. With a personal driver to greet you after you step off the shuttle, you’ll trade a generic group itinerary for a tour that explores the things that interest you: see Art Deco landmarks, sip local vintages at New Zealand’s oldest winery, check out classic cars, and taste local chocolates before returning to your boat.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$375.54
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Napier Afternoon Wine Tour

Fine-tune your appreciation of New Zealand wine on this afternoon tour of the Hawkes Valley wine region from Napier. Sample regional wines and champagne at the Church Road Winery, then enjoy tours and tastings at the Esk Valley Estate and Mission Estate, New Zealand's oldest winery. After strolling the vineyards of the Linden Estate, end the day with wine, cheese and a panoramic view over Hawkes Bay.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Napier Wine Tour with Chef's Platter

Travel with a small group to four separate wineries in Napier. This 6-hour tour introduces you to a range of varietals including a glass of wine and chef's platter lunch at the Mission Estate Winery, followed by Church Road, Esk Valley, and Linden. Finish with wine, cheese, and crackers at an exclusive viewing platform overlooking Hawke's Bay.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Half-Day Self-Guided Hawkes Bay Coastline and Wineries Cycling Tour

This self-guided cycling tour is a great introduction to Hawke’s Bay—New Zealand’s surf-heavy, wine-friendly western North Island coast. It’s a 25-mile (40-kilometer) loop trail that starts at the historic port area of Ahuriri and passes Napier’s Art Deco buildings, inland riverbanks, pretty countryside, wineries, and a wildlife reserve.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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