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Church Road Winery Tours

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Church Road Winery
Like a stone monastery rising up from the vines of Napier’s fertile plains, Church Road Winery is one of the oldest and finest Hawke’s Bay wineries. Established in 1897, this vineyard was the first in all of New Zealand to release a Cabernet Sauvignon, and when bottles hit shelves in 1949 they were instant New Zealand classics. Fast-forward over half a century, and Church Road Winery has been completely renovated and is still one of Napier’s best. Aside from the a la carte restaurant on site and imposing cellar door, where rows of wine barrels stand in for pews you might find in a dimly lit church, one of the best parts of visiting Church Road winery are the daily cellar tours. Learn the history of Church Road Winery and the time-honed winemaking process, and pair the wines with succulent foods in an intimate, boutique tasting area. You’ll also find a wine museum beneath the tasting area, where some of the country’s oldest wine relics are housed in concrete vats. Throughout the tour you can talk with the staff about wine and the Hawke’s Bay terroir, and elevate your level of wine expertise at one of New Zealand’s best wineries.

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Tours take place daily at 11am and 2pm from the end of October-April, and at 2pm daily from May-October.
Address: 150 Church Road, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand 4112, New Zealand
Hours: Open daily 10am-4:30pm (open at 10:30am May-October)
Admission: $17.50 for tour and tasting
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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.
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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.
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