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Esk Valley Winery

Address: Main Road, Bay View | PO Box 111, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #31 of 43 things to do in Napier
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink

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Windsor, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were vacationing in New Zealand from Canada recently and had mapped out several wineries around Napier. We were in the winery about 30-40 minutes before closing on a Friday afternoon hoping to taste a few wines and buy for that evening.The women working there was not at all informative, even though we told her we were... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There is a great view over the Bay from the paved terrace with shade from umbrellas and trees, a great place to spend an hour over one of Esk Valley's excellent wines!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Spent half an hour here today. The lady offering the tasting was knowledgable but had a haughty, dismissive manner." We don't offer our wines to supermarkets......!?!" I tried all their whites, reds and the liqueur. I was really disappointed with all of the wines with only the Verdhello being of a standard at all. It cost $5 so it wasn't... More 

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Mudgee, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This place is beautiful! a true winery experience, great service and wine, with a quick winery tour by our tour guide. The lady serving was fantastic with a great focus on the wine and not too pushy with sales. Really nothing to fault here. I have been in many working wineries and this one is special. It's a shame our... More 

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Emmett, Idaho
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to Esk Valley Winery. GREAT location and views, and the wines were very good. Just wish we could've taken more wine home after buying two bottles! The lady on duty was very knowledgeable and very friendly, and answered all our questions and then some including some history about the area. Highly recommend the visit, and would... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited this winery on our way to Napier. The young lady on duty was very professional and enthusiastic and was knowledgeable about the vineyards. After our tasting we selected two bottles sadly we could not take more home on the plane. A bonus was meeting Muscat! Well worth a visit we Re glad we stopped by.

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Santa Rosa, California
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262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

The sun was shining with much strength. The room was very warm, needed a ceiling fan... This was our second time here. The first 1993, we stopped in and enjoyed the wine. Came back the next day and bought three bottles, took them back to California wine country! They were a hit. Today, once again a tasty visit!

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the wine was great as was the view. We purchased a couple of bottles the only disappointment was they we couldn't take more wine home with us!

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74 reviews 74 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here on the way into Napier, having read that they do a great Verdelho. We were not disappointed, and thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting. The young lady who was taking us through the tasting was very friendly and helpful, and made it a great experience.

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New Delhi, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

this would probably the most scenic winery I have been too. We bought 2 bottles of wine, the hostess was very friendly - the view was just superb - wineyards stretched out all around and post them you could see the sea. beautiful frame!!

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