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Address: Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting

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Excellent wine tasting in a relaxed environment

We wanted to visit this little gem after hearing about & tasting some of there wines whilst travelling in NZ. The lady looking after us instantly made us feel relaxed and welcome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
TheManFromLochness
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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This wine tasting experience was different to others I have experienced. The chap we spoke with didn't offer information on the wine, instead we given the list of wine and read what the wine was made up of which was fine....but then he is just stood there watching us taste. We did ask questions but his answers were very closed.... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We wanted to visit this little gem after hearing about & tasting some of there wines whilst travelling in NZ. The lady looking after us instantly made us feel relaxed and welcome - They offer a range of quality wines from $20-$50 , the tasting was informal and unpretentious . We are looking forward to going back to taste &... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great wine and a relaxed tasting experience, No one is in a hurry and the wine is great. Definitely worth a trip out as is better than some of the bigger estates.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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121 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a short break in Hawkes Bay immediately before Christmas, and one stop was at Te Mata. We know their wines well, and buy most years to cellar. James was doing the tastings the day we were in and he was great - knowledgable and unobtrusive. We were also fortunate that John Buck passed through and stopped for a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On our way back to Wellington after a lovely visit to the Bay, important to visit and learn a bit more about what winesTe Mata has on offer for tasting and buying. No deposit rubbish here for tasting. Te Mata are proud enough of their product that they know you'll enjoy and want to buy their wines, which we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Loved our visit to the cellar door. Nice wines for around $20 a bottle or more up market for $40-$50. The lady was lovely and the place had a relaxed vibe compared to a winery up the road that was very snobby and pretentious. Would recommend for a tasting! We also bought two bottles.

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Recommend as a must visit on the Hawkes Bay Wine trail. Great venue, good wine selection , knowledgable staff, no cover charge.

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Prophetstown, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Te Mata Winery is not a showy winery but is well worth a visit. Their wines are excellent and the employees very knowledgeable. We enjoyed their Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc so much we ordered it with our dinner at Mangapapa Hotel that evening. They had some of the best wines of any of our stops and you should pay them... More 

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Depending on your preferences, I found the Te Mata wines to be quite nice. I especially enjoyed their Sauvignon Blanc - nice, crisp. The gentleman assisting me was very knowledgeable.

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our visit was late in the day near to closing however the member of staff was relaxed about this and was happy to offer tastings of several wines. Favourites for us of those offered were the Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc and more particularly the Gamay Noir - a surprising, chilled red. It's not a large cellar door with a view... More 

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