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Address: 1 Shakespeare Road | AMP Building, Napier, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 6 835 5326
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The New Zealand Wine Centre is one of Napier's Must-Do attractions. It is...

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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A good introduction to the region

The staff were friendly, accessible and nice. The aroma room was a great start to the tour and I was particularly interested in the "bad smells" and their sources. The virtual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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English first
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131 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were with 26 people to taste and we had 6 glases each. THE explanation of THE wines came on a screen with nobody of THE winecentre around.The wine was like vinegar.All 26 were dissapointed .No bottle was sold ofcourse.

1 Thank bernardverheecke
nzwinecentre, Manager at New Zealand Wine Centre, responded to this review

Hello bernardverheecke, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Wine Tasting Experience with us. This is in fact a service that we are incredibly proud of, and one that so many of our visitors find to be a highly positive experience, as you can see from other reviews on this page.... More 

Shropshire, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great afternoon here with my best friend, catching a lovely drink and some nibbles. Lovely little time out and good fun!

Thank BethanyAnneMiller
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly, accessible and nice. The aroma room was a great start to the tour and I was particularly interested in the "bad smells" and their sources. The virtual wine tour is a great idea. There is time to sample each wine and it gives you a great overview of the region and their range. However, I agree... More 

Thank pugdoggy5
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557 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This was a recommendation from someone who saw us taking photos in the street. We found it very interesting. The wine-tasting was carried out in a cinema-style room. Each wine introduced by the maker via a film. We had a score sheet to rate the individual wines - as usual, some were better than others.

Thank GerMar60
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you don't have the chance to stop at individual wineries in the area, this is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the area wines. Stopped in for a short tasting and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of options and price points as well as educational. Had my two boys in tow (8 & 11) and the staff was fine... More 

Thank mmszulinski
Hastings, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Took our Australian family to the Wine Centre -very impressed and was happy to try a variety of wines from Hawkes Bay - The tour was very informative and well worth doing. When doing the tour /wine tasting you get provided with a platter. Very well organised and thought out. Got some very nice wines.

Thank villa3
Marina del Rey, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Napier was a stop on our New Zealand vacation and we stopped by at the Wine Centre. It was an amazing experience, being able to taste test as well as smell test in one of their aroma rooms. Our host Sam was amazing, friendly and very knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit!

2 Thank kayceeusa
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Didn't do the tour or anything but good place to dip in ask for the kind of wine you want, try a couple and then buy some. Nice

Thank Mike M
Sydney, Australia
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879 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We dropped in here after noticing the building from the street whilst walking past. Location - 1 Shakespeare Rd, City Centre, directly opposite The County Hotel. The wine centre is housed in the lovely AMP Art Décor building & has been elegantly designed fitting for a wine centre & display. The New Zealand Wine Centre features aroma rooms, wine appreciation... More 

3 Thank Ellemay
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped in here during a brief visit to Napier when we didn't have time for winery visits. The idea is excellent but execution slightly lacking. The staff were friendly and helpful -- to a point. The aroma room is brilliant and kept our son entertained. We ordered a flight of white wines and a flight of reds and were... More 

1 Thank Mike H

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