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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 #26 of 38 Activities in Napier
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: The New Zealand Wine Centre is one of Napier's Must-Do attractions. It is truly a wine lovers...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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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Coromandel Valley, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I guess we Australians are spoiled by our free wine tasting but I was hoping to taste some NZ wines that we might be able to buy back home. The staff were very helpful but the wine choices were quite limited and the tasting expensive. We love NZ wine and have enjoyed most of the ones we bought at random... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The New Zealand Wine Centre is a real Hawke's Bay treasure! Certainly a must-do in Napier. We visited wanting to learn a little more about the wine region, and we weren't disappointed! Welcoming, knowledgeable staff introduced us to the Wine Tasting Adventure - a truly unique way to not only sample a range of premium Hawke's Bay wines, but also... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you're a wine fan like me, then drop in to the NZ Wine Centre. Outstanding range of wines, especially some of the new varietals coming out of the Hawkes Bay. The variety and selection of wines in the beautifully fitted out shop is excellent but then the added bonus of the Aroma rooms and then the Flight and tasting... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lovely building in the centre of Napier, with friendly staff and some interesting displays. Did the wine experience - my partner and I did a flight of wine each (he did the red and I did the white) then shared them during the tasting movie. The aroma room is very interesting and worth doing before you head out to the... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stumbled across this on a walk around Napier and are glad we called in. Delightful staff sold us on the wine tasting and we thoroughly enjoyed the aroma room and the tasting. Our only comment was we were disappointed to see some wines from other regions in the shop, while we enjoy them as well Hawke's Bay has enough... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited the centre in the morning and confirmed that we would like to do a tasting in the afternoon as we were driving out to Mission vineyard. As my husband was driving, he wanted to be able to taste a variety of wines once we were back in town. We duly arrived back just after 4 and the centre... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great tasting session, the shop had many wines available at good prices. Loved the aroma room even if i was totally useless at identifying most smells. The wines are delicious and of a good serving, was really good to sample then while watching the films from the vineyards

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Having never done a wine tasting before we tried the Crab Farm 1st, ended up walking out as they were so rude and seemed like they couldn't be bothered with us, their lose. We then decided that the Wine Centre in Wine St should be a good place to try, how wrong. Their service was crap, nothing was explained properly... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 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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