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New Zealand Wine Centre

1 Shakespeare Road | AMP Building, Napier, New Zealand
64 6 835 5326
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Ranked #17 of 31 activities in Napier
Type: Wineries
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... more » 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. « less
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Feilding, New Zealand
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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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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
52 helpful votes 52 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
2 reviews
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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Marietta
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We were very keen to visit this centre. The information centre directed us and it seemed like a long way but we were keen. What a mistake. We couldn't find a wheelchair accessible way in. Eventually we saw a sign directing us to come in from the car park -- yes the tradesman's entrance. So we went round there only... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Every year ther is an ART DECO FESTIVAL in NAPIER NZ. This event is absolutly splendid and during the week you can discover how beautifull is this city on east coast of North Islan of New ZEALAND . The city was destoyed by Heathcake in 1931 and rebuilt completly in ART DECO style . Each year during a week in... More

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Cheshire
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35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife spent an hour or so having an enjoyable time having various aspects of New Zealand wine production followed by a period tasting various wines. She enjoyed it because she did not feel at all intimidated as can sometimes occur in vin yards or restaurants. Great shop where we bought a small stock for our onward travel through the... More

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