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The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant

305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
+64 9-964 0565
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hunting lodge” (16 reviews)
“wine tasting” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
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+64 9-964 0565
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"hunting lodge"
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"sauvignon blanc"
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"wine tasting"
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"previous incarnation"
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"friendly service"
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"made us feel"
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"interesting wines"
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"enjoyable wine"
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"warm welcome"
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"fine dining"
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"cellar door"
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"tasting room"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"saturday evening"
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"great food"
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"wine making"
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"pizza"
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a shame that a lot of money has been spent on reforming the restaurant and they forgot to install heating in a room that has two entrance doors facing each other at either side of the dining area. Very strange to see all of...More

Thank Benjamin M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent place to have lunch, good selection of food and excellent selection of wines (produced mostly on site), amazingly friendly and help-full staff. Go there,iot s nice drive from Auckland, the former Matua Winery, it s a bit of a secret place of the beaten...More

Thank Bapu R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of dining options at the Hunting Lodge, from a full restaurant to a cafe offering cabinet food/menu. A great mix of spaces both inside an old villa to dining on the lawn which is great for families. The pizza oven was just being fired...More

Thank 67TravelBug67
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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks 67TravelBug67 for your fantastic feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at our cafe. Since taking ownership in 2016 the Sutton family have been lovingly restoring the destination with the help of close family and friends and some passionate locals creating...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another meal at The Hunting Lodge for Locals night, and once again we have a marvellous meal. We are delighted to finally find a local restaurant that serves excellent food, has wonderful staff . Janet who is the restaurant manager is a credit to the...More

Thank samanthaHBL
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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Samantha for this fab review. Since taking ownership in 2016 the Sutton family have been lovingly restoring the destination with the help of close family and friends and some passionate locals. We are very fortunate to have great staff on board to improve the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a truly wonderful time mid-week at The Hunting Lodge Winery. Fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable service from Rota was a delight, and the wines he served perfectly complimented our shared cheese platter . We couldn't have asked for a better experience for our friends visiting...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank Rosina for your positive review and happy that your overseas friends enjoyed their visit also. Rota is passionate about wine and hospitality and it really shows through his service and presentations during his wine tastings, we are fortunate to have him as part of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday lunch. Awesome place for all types of groups, worth the drive from the city. The wood fire pizza and platters are delish! And the wine is top notch. Rota was particularly hospitable and knowledgeable! Thanks Hunting Lodge!More

Thank Alexandra M
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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Alexandra and Happy Birthday. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our Cellar Door & Cafe. We are very fortunate to have Rota, he loves what he does and it definitely shows in his presentations during his wine tastings. We...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Great time with friends from overseas. Rota took care of us beyond expectation! Thank you for this enjoyable moment.

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Nordyn, for your positive feedback! We are happy that you and your overseas friend enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Ok wine; the winery and grounds were quite attractive but as tastings go, would give it a C+. Much preferred the nearby Ransom Winery both for the wines and the lunch.More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. As a small family owned business, we are always looking for areas to improve so we will check out the other winery you mentioned that is based up North in Matakana to see how we can further...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Stopped by the Hunting Lodge as part of a wine tasting tour. The staff was all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The excellent conversations stand out much more than the wine - which wasn't bad either!

Thank Ryan M
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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Thanks Ryan for your positive feedback! We are lucky to have staff who are passionate about our story and want share it with customers who visit. We are happy you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

They organised an easter egg hunt for the kids (i think they do it every year) in the vinyard with loads of chocolate eggs for the kids. We stayed for a lighjtr lunch afterwards where they made fresh piuzza in their outdoor pizza oven. Delicious.

Thank spotter1973
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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your day. We would love for you to be a part of next years Easter Egg Hunt so please stay tuned!

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