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Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland

480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-422 9601
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Wine tasting - Exquisite

This was our 3rd visit to Ascension. This time we came for wine tasting and a platter. Our hostess... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kellyturner273
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Great service

I have been to Ascension many times for lunch but this was my first visit for wine tasting and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ianedwards381
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Ascension is a beautiful vineyard in Matakana just 40 minutes north of Auckland. With our own rustic cellar door and restaurant we are the perfect location for wine tasting and lunch. We also host stunning weddings and stylish corporate events in the Belfry our fully self contained Function Centre. Life is too short to drink boring wine! Our philosophy has evolved to craft small quantities of distinctive, terroir-driven wines from both traditional and very unusual varieties. Expensive techniques regarded as "special" by many wineries, such as cane pruning, extensive leaf plucking, crop thinning and hand harvesting, are standard here. We make small batches of our handcrafted wines, which you can only buy through our cellar door, restaurant or website. The best way to experience Ascension is to visit us! We look forward to sharing Ascension with you because it is not just a business for us. It's our life.
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480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our 3rd visit to Ascension. This time we came for wine tasting and a platter. Our hostess greeted us warmly and there were 2 other small groups in our tasting as well which was fun. She was very welcoming and knowledgeable, and she...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to Ascension many times for lunch but this was my first visit for wine tasting and tour. I wanted something special, to learn something new, to try new wines and I was not disappointed. The property is beautiful and the wines are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped briefly for a tasting on wine tour--visited 5 wineries and have to say this was one of our least favorites. Wines were limited as we prefer whites; they had several available but they were just OK' nothing memorable. The staff member who did the...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We had our wedding here in March 2017 and we had high expectations that it would turn out to be our perfect day, but it didn't. Change of ownership meant plans that had been made had to be changed, the food menu got changed on...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Made a point of visiting Ascension Winery today as I had heard it was worth while. Bad mistake, very disappointed, opened the front door and waited and waited and waited and waited, rang the bell and waited and waited some more. No one to be...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

I attended a friends wedding at Ascension Wine Estate. Firstly we were amazed by the beautiful surroundings. There si vinyard next to the restaurant with romantic venue for outdoor wedding with option for indoor wedding in a winery. My favourite spot is next to a...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here today- a shared platter and some wine from their cellars. As always, everything was delicious and well-presented, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the grounds around were tended with obvious care making our afternoon a most enjoyable one! Well...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We just popped in for a tasting. It was how we remembered it, warm friendly staff and great wine. Absolutely fabulous port. And the will courier your order... atleast to Wellington!

Thank Shawn C
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Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thanks Shawn , we have just bottled a new port batch which is the best we have had so far ...

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Notwithstanding rainshowers and storm warnings we took advantage of a GrabOne luncheon platter special and were delighted to find sunshine and beautiful surroundings in which to enjoy our lunch platter plus desert / coffee. The platter consisted of typical selection of breads,biscuits, meats, cheeses and...More

Thank Peter A
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Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thanks Peter , we are glad you enjoyed whole experience at the Ascension

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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, just as excellent service. Lovely enthusiastic staff excited about the food they are placing in front of you.

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Ascensionwine, Public Relations Manager at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Hi Karen, thanks a lot for your fantastic review. We appreciate your positive response to our staff and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Ascension Team

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