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Te Mata Winery

Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #22 of 31 activities in Napier
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
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- Jul 8, 2014
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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411 reviews 411 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I was very disappointed in the service we got at Te Mata winery. We went in for wine tasting, hoping to buy a nice wine. The lady who dealt with us was rather rude and rushed, also did not give is much information as the great winery up the road! The wine was good but we did not buy because... More

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Houston, Texas
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237 reviews 237 reviews
55 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We spent 1+ hour with the son of this family-run winery that is making exceptional wines for many years. Good tour (he had spent a year at Penn State). Buy a bottle of the Colerain if available.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We did a quick lap of this famous wine producer. It took around 2 hours,to establish the credentials of the eponymous Zara Viognier and the Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc. Exceptional

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful wine that this small winery is producing. The winery is small but very clean and nicely presented. We were able to try a nice range of their wines in the tasting and not one was bad. Another nice touch was that the person offering the wine tasting, also offered us glasses of water... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Find out or ask for the history of this winery and also find out about the Havelock North 'giant'. A great place to take visitors to Hawke's Bay, then go further down the road and dine at Tuki Kitchen. In the summer Blackbarn weekend market is also worth a look. Put Te Mata Winery on your agenda - there is... More

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Umbria, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stopped off to do a bit of wine tasting here and have to say that we were generally unimpressed. I suspect that the really interesting wines to taste were the 100$ plus ones on display but not available for tasting. It was winter but I felt that there was little to do here. No tour of the winery was offered... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Sorry, but our experience at Te Mata was a little bit disappointing. I had the sense that the person doing the tastings was just learning what to say, rather than talking from years of experience. She also said that Te Mata could only ship their own wines, when very other vineyard seems to be able to ship whatever wines you... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Best wines in Hawkes Bay in my opinion, with a good selection for tasting. No food, but not really an issue

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Not a lot to see but the shop is very nicely presented and has a good variety of wines for sale. A tour would have been good even if it was short.

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