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Ascension Winery

480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-422 9601
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we should go and give it a try having bought a voucher. It was simply awesome, great content and presentation and well worth the money. Try it.

Thank Trevor-TJ
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Part of a smallish group who dined at Ascension recently. The bar man was very kind and friendly, but everything else was awful. Very slow to take orders, wrong entree arrived, main meal was tasteless and almost cold. We cancelled dessert.

Thank rrwallace2016
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We made a reservation (for 12th August) for a party of five booking via email and everything was confirmed late July. We booked accommodation and drove up from Hamilton for the special occasion - what occurred next was somewhat dumbfounding! As when we got to...More

Thank natashacubis
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Unfortunately due to the function being so large, we did have to close the restaurant for the night. We were under the impression that all customers were phoned and notified of this, including you. Please accept our apology for this inconvenience.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were a party of four and live locally so have been to this restaurant before. It's a beautiful setting but On this occasion were not sure if they changed the chef. Three of our party ordered lamb shanks. Call me old fashioned but when...More

2  Thank Alan A
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks Alan for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal even though nothing was left on your plates , your complaint about the lamb was acknowledged and you got a replacement meal at no cost . Lamb Shanks...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing .The waitress was very friendly. We loved the fireplace, made our experience very cosy. Food was very yum, I had the shpagetti di mare and Chardonnay it was delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank Jovana C
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks Jovana, We just bottled our 2016 Chardonnay , welcome to re visit us for tasting !

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The best place ever. Great relaxing room with the most unique fill to It. Great walk, great food, great service.

Thank Pedja M
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks Pedja, Courtyard room is cozy with open fire in the winter , welcome to revisit us for wine tasting !

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My husband I came here for a romantic meal and it was lovely, the Italian man serving us was very helpful and him and the chef went above and beyond to cater to my Gluten free diet even with their fixed specials menu which was...More

Thank chrissyRichie
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks for your review, we are glad that you had a lovely evening..

Reviewed 22 May 2017

My husband and I went for lunch to mark our wedding anniversary. It was mid week and there were only a couple of other diners there. The setting is lovely, we sat next to the window with a view out to the courtyard. The wait...More

Thank h8bnl82016
Ascensionwine, Public Relations Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi h8bnl82016, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us for your Wedding Anniversary. Thanks a lot and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue. Great food . Wonderful staff. Our 2nd family visit here. A good experience. Well worthwhile. Will come again. The staff are excellent.

Thank fionajane2015
Ascensionwine, Public Relations Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

WE are so glad to hear that you had a great experience with us here at Ascension Wine Estate! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Last Saturday we went out for a family dinner at Ascension. We chose from a varied menu and were served by a great waiter who looked after our needs and had a great knowledge of the local and imported wines on offer. We were all...More

Thank Fiona M
Ascensionwine, Public Relations Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi Fiona! Thanks for this amazing review. We are so glad that you enjoyed all of the food and how it was cooked. We hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Matakana
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 9601
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Description
Discover why this family-owned winery has been described by NZ wine author Peter Saunders as "the regional star of Matakana".Just 39 minutes north of the Auckland CBD, Ascension handcrafts critically-acclaimed wine from both rare and well known varieties and is home to a multi-award winning cellar door, Ascension Osteria restaurant and garden bar and a stunning functions centre for weddings, corporate and private events.Relax alfresco with views of vineyards, rolling farmland and the fountain courtyard which is planted with heirloom herbs and vegetables for Ascension's kitchen.
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