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Moana Park Winery

Address: 530 Puketapu Road, Napier 4083, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 844 8269
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Ranked #12 of 36 Activities in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Moana Park is a highly awarded boutique winery in Hawke's Bay with a focus on low allergen, natural...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Moana Park is a highly awarded boutique winery in Hawke's Bay with a focus on low allergen, natural winemaking. The family-owned winery is situated 5km from Taradale in the western hills of Hawke's Bay, drawing fruit from prime vineyards including Gimblett Road and Dartmoor valley. The cellar door team aim to provide a unique, casual experience with a focus on spreading their passion for great wine to anyone who will listen – come and enjoy a relaxed tasting in the valley surrounds without all the pomp. Moana Park's cellar door is open daily for wine tastings, BYO picnics (feel free to use the BBQ!), functions and events.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Amber was our Host for wine tasting at Moana Park, and she did a great job. She sat down with us and explained things clearly in between getting to know us and having a laugh. It was a very relaxing afternoon, tasting a range of great wines. It showed they had a great partnership with Bay tours and Charters, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We visited Moana Park as part of a half day wine tour (with Vinces Wine Tour). This vineyard was my favourite although I enjoyed all we visited. Dan, the owner, lead the wine tasting and answered all our questions enthusiastically and interestingly. Great choice of wines to taste. Each had a great flavour although I am no expert. I liked... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We found this gem on our way to Puketapu for lunch. Such friendly knowledgeable staff who sat down with us and talked us through their selection.A bonus to find good wine without the additives. So refreshing after visiting some of the bigger wineries.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited Moana Park and were really impressed with their allergy free wines, no sulphites, or animal products used. They provide a one on one tasting for each group and are very knowledgeable. Every wine we tried we loved . Go there and have a tasting really worth while and the people are passionate about their product

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edinburgh, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited Moana Park as part of a half day tour (with Prinsys). This place was definitely the clear highlight for me (and all the others were very good). Having Dan lead the tasting and answer questions enthusiastically and interestingly was certainly the difference between this and other wineries... though the range of wines on offer and generous sample sizes helped!... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After spending the afternoon at two huge wineries (Mission Estate and Church Road), this boutique winery was a refreshing change and a great way to wind down a long day. We got there almost near to closing but the staff present seemed more than happy to continue chatting with us throughout the tasting. This winery has got some very tasty... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In my travels to wine regions around the world, I have found the best way to find good wineries in new regions is when you go to a winery or a restaurant you like, ask THEM for recommendations for local wineries as they will likely have experienced the lot. Well after two restaurants and two wineries recommended Moana, we knew... More 

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were very lucking to have the owner of the winery as our host for our tasting visit. There was no surcharge for tasting, the wines are superb . Highly recommended, bottle prices were very reasonable with no pressure to purchase. This was the final winery on our list to visit and all agreed it it was right up there... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Personal touch at this small vineyard and excellent wine. Grab a bottle of their fantastic port while you can - its limited!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

What at first seemed to be a small, quaint and homely winery (all positives anyway) in another beautiful Hawkes Bay setting became one the most enjoyable wine tastings sessions I've ever had, filled with complexity and interesting information. Sitting outdoors tasting wine as Dan described what makes his wine unique in 'understandable' detail, with enthusiasm & displaying attention to detail... More 

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Jodi B, Marketing & Events at Moana Park Winery, responded to this review

Hi Russell, Thanks heaps for taking the time to review our little winery. Very glad that you enjoyed the tasting experience with Dan - this is exactly the type of effect we aim to achieve. I will however be careful to provide this feedback to him in pieces so that his ego doesn't get a workout all at once! ;-)... More 

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