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Address: 1 Shakespeare Road | AMP Building, Napier, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 6 835 5326
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Description: 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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Good to do before visiting wineries

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We didn't have enough time to do the virtual wine tasting experience they offer, so we opted for a simple white wine tasting in store. Lovely customer service as she described the 5 wines we would be tasting. We each received a scoring sheet for us to jot down our wine tasting notes complete with a description of each wine.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went there in the afternoon out of curiosity to see what was there as would be unable to go on a wine tour due to lack of time on our behalf. The staff there were extremely friendly and after hearing our plight they suggested that we could do a half hour virtual wine tour there, sampling either six white... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Felt compelled to write a review of the wonderful New Zealand Wine Centre after reading some previous comments regarding customer service. We visited the wine centre this weekend and could not have been more impressed with the friendly, delightful staff! Other reviewers must have been talking about a different place because we were warmly welcomed and introduced to the tasting... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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53 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Waited for the staff to greet us (surely for them to start a conversation not the customer) but nothing. And no signs or literature re their wine tastings to be seen. And very cheeky calling itself the "New Zealand" wine centre - It was all about the Hawkes Bay and even then I thought the number of wineries on display... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A useful, informative and fun introduction to the Hawke's Bay wine region. I recommend the aroma room followed by the film and tasting experience. Delightful and informative. We bought a package which combined this with a personalised tasting trip to some of the wineries, run by John Lucas, of Hawke's Bay Tailored Travel, which I cannot more highly recommend. John... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The wine tasting adventure is a superb way to experience a variety of fabulous wines of the Hawke's Bay region, particularly for those with a limited amount of time available. The retail store is an absolute delight and the staff helpful, friendly and extremely well informed. An absolute must do when in Napier

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Coromandel Valley, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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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