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New Zealand Wine Centre

Address: 1 Shakespeare Road | AMP Building, Napier, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 6 835 5326
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Ranked #18 of 35 Activities in Napier
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: The New Zealand Wine Centre is one of Napier's Must-Do attractions. It is truly a wine lovers paradise or a good place to start to experience all about Hawke's Bay wines. The Hawke's Bay wine country has a lot to offer and produces great wines - the New Zealand Wine Centre makes it easy for everyone to learn, taste and enjoy great wines. Choose from over six different tasting options, go on a virtual scenic flight over the Bay or watch the History of Napier Film. As another little extra, the New Zealand Wine Centre is located in the iconic AMP building, a must-see for Art Deco Lovers.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Decided to try this out instead of just going to enjoy a good bottle of Hawke's Bay wine at a local establishment. The aroma room was excellent. The wine tasting left much to be desired. They used the standard wine tasting glass but only gave about 1/3 of a normal sample. Even though I was spitting out I really didn't... More

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Ohsweken, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

In September 2013 my wife and dropped by the New Zealand Wine Centre and enjoyed a unique tour of the history of NZ wine. So many varieties grown in a few significant fertile areas of the North & South Island of New Zealand. Learn which areas are best for a particular variety of grape and what significant differences separate the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We booked a wine and matched cheese tasting session and had a really enjoyable experience. We were given a champagne, 2 whites, 2 reds and a desert wine to taste - along with a selection of cheeses which could match up with the wines (along with various other, crackers, nuts, grapes etc...) It was a really enjoyable couple of hours,... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife and I had purchased a deal through Grab One for a "Nine Wine Tasting Deal", in a nutshell it was great, started with the aroma room where you get to smell all the different aromas associated with wine and it's various ingredients. Next step was a short film with 6 different wine makers talking about their wine while... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I'll admit the historic AMP building, the location for the Wine Centre, is what initially caught my eye - a fabulous example of Art Deco architecture. But given our enthusiasm for NZ wine and vineyards, and Napier's location in the Hawke's Bay region, even our love of Deco took a brief backseat to our love of wine and winemaking when... More

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London, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

One of us had done this sort of thing before and one of us hadn't, and overall both of us enjoyed the majority of the wine tasting that we did (the reds). The odour room is useful, though it felt a bit stuffy and outdated and we're positive that some of the guessing ones were wrong. The video was fun... More

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Witham, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

very different, as you sit in a cinema & visit by simulated flight 5 vineyards locally! We tasted the wine & then bought a couple of bottles, nice. WE also sniffed about 50 smells associated with wine!

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Glendora, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Extremely educational wine tasting experience. Hands on, loved going into the first room where you can smell the bouquet of different wines. The audio/visual experience was truly like having the winemaker right there with you as we proceeded tasting our 6 flights of wines. It certainly saves driving out to all the wineries. What I especially liked was I could... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Wine Centre is a great idea for a region that produces as much wine as Hawkes Bay. It's also in a beautiful building that's worth seeing, even if you're not all that interested in the wine. The staff there weren't very friendly, though, on our morning visit when we were just looking (it was a bit early for wine).... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I didn't even know this place existed - I thought it was just a wine shop, so when a supplier put a do on here, I was very impressed with the place. Excellent array of wines, a "sniffing for notes" room, and the sampling of 6 different high quality local wines with the footage of those vineyards explaining what we... More

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