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Address: Main Road, Bay View | PO Box 111, Napier, New Zealand
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Winery visit

We stopped at Esk Vally Winery on the way to Gisborne. We did the tasting with three other couples. The staff member who conducted the tasting took us through 7 wines and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stopped at Esk Vally Winery on the way to Gisborne. We did the tasting with three other couples. The staff member who conducted the tasting took us through 7 wines and explained the complexity of each. They were very knowledgable, were not rushed and took the time to answer all questions. Nothing was to much trouble and they were... More 

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Windsor, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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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
65 helpful votes 65 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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11 reviews 11 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Hertfordshire
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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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