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Elephant Hill Estate Winery

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Established in 2003, Elephant Hill is located within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean on the idyllic Te Awanga coast of Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. The winemaking at Elephant Hill is driven by tradition while not losing sight of...more
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86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 4102, New Zealand
+64 6-873 0400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff tasted some lovely wines and lucky enough to be given a guided tour to check out their new wine cellar Also bought a great syrah Lovely restaurant lovely setting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! What a wonderful experience. Driving south from Napier, its hard to miss the Blue Elephant. The building is a fantastic piece of modern architecture, the wine outstanding and perfectly matched with the beautifully presented and imaginiatively combined produce. The service was discrete, friendly and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrettnDenise
Reviewed November 11, 2018

If you do a tasting and then have a bottle of wine in the restaurant or lounge area the price you pay is not the one listed on the tasting menu - that's the TAKEAWAY price - you pay the price on the restaurant wine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Glennis M
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We have had the pleasure to enjoy a lunch at this marvelous place. The view over the winery is beautiful. The bottle of pinot gris we consumed was tasteful and the lunch was good. Would advise anyone to go here and enjoy the place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank V4344LPwillc
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Everything just worked! From arriving a little early and having a delightful wine tasting hosted by Tom to the most amazing lunch in a very long time! As a South African I have been to a few wine farms but this was one of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Food_Travel_10
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Recommended to visit here by information centre in Havelock North... (cycled there about 1 & half hours). As we were in cycling/sports stuff was a little unsure about eating here as looked very smart place.... however the staff were incredibly welcoming and quite used to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emeryl1
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We are currently touring the north island of New Zealand with friends. While in Napier we visited this amazing winery. The setting is stunning overlooking water, vineyards and cliffs but the wines were amazing particularly the rosé, pinot and syrah...yum we are now in Taupo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deb H
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Wow, not even ten years old and the elephant has stamped its foot. There are many wines to taste and a restaurant to back up the winery. The wines are awesome and just to give a quick overview on two varietals. Chardonnay, there are three...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roedig
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Came here after a long day of driving around the vineyards in Napier/Hastings. By late in the afternoon we just wanted desert. They were more than happy to sort us out. Great service, loved the honest opinion when asked, very appreciated. Loved the food. Last...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rainy0
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Elephant Hill have a fabulous range of wines - grown here at Te Awanga, and at vineyards at Bridge Pa and on the Gimblett Gravels, so there will be something for everyone. The tasting area is quite small so it can get very busy and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rick M
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