About the Winery
Mission Estate Winery was New Zealand’s first winery, established in the Hawke’s Bay in 1851 when French Catholic missionariesplanted vines at the Mission Estate.
Housed in an elegantly restored historic seminary building, Mission Estate nestled in the Taradale Hills above Napier is where visitors can enjoy sweeping views of Napier city and the coast beyond. It is the most visited winery in the country with over 130,000 visitors per year. It truly offers visitors the ultimate wine experience.
A visit to the cellar door provides an opportunity to try the extensive range of wines, and for those interested in history, the twice-daily historic tour (approx 30 minutes)is a must. Just ask Gerard to book you in – an experience not to be missed.
About the Restaurant
The renowned Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, offering contemporary cuisine using only the freshest local produce. Mission Estate wines appear on the wine list and the restaurant’s well-informed waiting staff are on hand to provide the best advice on food and wine matchings.
With its high vaulted ceilings, arched windows and French doors, the adjoiningChapel provides the ideal venue for a picturesque wedding reception or conference.
Visitors are encouraged to explore the gardens and soak up the ambience of the estate – in fact, this is part of what makes Mission Estate such a special destination.
Visit the cellar door and enjoy a taste of their award-winning wines and tour of their historic complex. Mission Estate is one of Hawke’s Bay’s largest wineries, with a well-respected reputation as a producer of consistently high quality wine. The upgraded seminary building is a unique location for the ever-popular Estate Restaurant. Beautiful by day and spectacular by night, the restaurant is unparalleled in Hawke’s Bay.