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Moana Park Winery

530 Puketapu Road, Napier 4083, New Zealand
06 844 8269
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Ranked #10 of 31 activities in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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... more » 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. « less
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Hobart
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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

San Francisco, California, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We rode our bikes 18 km along one of many Hawke's Bay I-way routes from the Coast into Puketapu for a truly lovely little picnic @ Moana Park. The winery tasting room is quite small but in a quaint setting. The Moana Park Estate And Single Vineyard wines are delicious. These 2 higher end ranges were really outstanding -- in... More

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

Hi Hal thanks so much for taking the time to review our little winery. Glad you enjoyed the place & the wines, well earned I'm sure after the bike ride! Cheers & hope to see you again soon. More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was by far the best Winery we visited on Saturday. We were relaxed and were able to ask questions no matter how dumb they may have seemed. Dan put us at ease...with his friendly banter and knowledge of his winery and workers. We also had a quick look around his winery at their bottling machine....amazing...I cannot wait to drink... More

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

Hey guys, cheers for coming to visit. Glad you enjoyed the impromptu tour & banter with Dan. We look forward to catching you again sometime soon. Thanks for the review! More

Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Moana Park Winery knows how to do a wine tasting. There is lots of parking. There are picnic tables outside. We enjoyed a one-on-one discussion with Moana Park staff during our visit. He was generous and helpful. All-in-all, it felt rustic and homespun. The wine? It was very, very good.

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

Hiya, thanks so much for taking the time to review our little winery. We're so pleased you were impressed. Hope to see you again some day! More

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Moana park was one of several wineries on our wine tour, but was e very best of a great bunch. Sitting under the trees tasting with great hostess, they keep coming and were VG wines, have already recommended to other travellers on our journey and hope they visited. Will definitely visit again, thank you.

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

Hey David, thanks so much for taking the time to review us, it really does make the world go round. Glad you enjoyed the tasting! Hope you guys had a great day out. Cheers! Jodi More

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We've stopped at a fair few vineyards over the years but agreed that this was the best tasting that we had experienced. The perfect combination of a knowledgeable and sociable host (Jodi), relaxed tasting at a table, pleasant surroundings and, of course, good wine !

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

Hey Richard, aw shucks! Cheers heaps for the review, it really helps us keep ticking. Glad you enjoyed yourself - it's always good when you get a friendly group! See you next time you feel like stopping by for a cheeky wine. More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Superb winery very informative friendly people there and some great wine ! Also a great location. Learnt something about wine and had a great time. Thanks.

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

Hey Andrew, cheers for taking the time to jump on trip advisor and review us... very much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the experience - hope to see you again at some stage! More

Edmond, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stopped at the Moana Park Winery as part of a day tour of Napier. Our host was a wonderful student of the wine making business who introduced us to no fewer than 12 wines. The pours were quite generous! We learned something about wines of New Zealand and thoroughly enjoyed the spot.

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

Hey, thank you so much for coming out to see us, we're glad you enjoyed the spot we have here and hope to see you at some stage when you next grace our shores! Cheers for taking the time to review us. More

Shady Cove, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a great time at this winery!!! It was so much fun, I bought a wine glass to take home for the memories!! We came from California, before Oregon, and it was so refreshing to talk to some young people trying to make a distinct brand for themselves!!!!

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

Liz, you are a star, thank you so much for taking the time to review our little winery. Glad you had fun, and we hope to see you again someday! Cheers More

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