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Sileni Estates

2016 Maraekakaho Road, Hastings, New Zealand
+64 6 879 8768
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Ranked #4 of 16 Activities in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Sileni Estates is a family owned winery started in 1997 in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Sileni Estates is named after the Sileni who featured in Roman mythology alongside Bacchus, the god of wine. They celebrated good wine, good food and good company. Our aim is to produce food-friendly, fruit driven wines from Hawke's Bay and Marlborough.Wines We Craft: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah from Hawke's Bay and Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough Sileni Estates is a member of SWNZ (Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) Certified.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First time to the great winery, very pleasant staff, great wines to taste, lots of goodies to buy in their shop. Will be on the must do list for future visits to the HB

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Sileni, Winemaker at Sileni Estates, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit and please do pop in again sometime. More

Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When going to New Zealand, leave a couple of days unbooked. After picking up Anne's tailored South Island map, you can start playing New Zealand. Anne is the manager of Sileni Estates and can give you plenty of useful advices on her country. All this, while you sip delicious wine. Do not miss the rosé made of 100% Cabernet Franc.... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The lady who served us was so helpful! Beautiful wine, you can purchase items in the little shop and make up your own cheese platter. We had a very pleasant afternoon in this place. I would definitively recommend!

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Prophetstown, Illinois
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We called ahead and booked a tour of Sileni. Since it was the off season we were the only ones on the tour. It is not a large place and they were pressing olives for oil at time. We tasted the oil as it was squeezed. They have a great cheese and wine shop. We fell in love with their... More

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We enjoyed this winery - it has a beautiful cellar with great people working. Gorgeous grounds. And a big gift shop, for a NZ winery. Great tastings!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a tour with Anne the retail manager who was such a delight! Very interesting winery with an olive press attached to boot. The cellar door was great and the tour was informative too. We visited Mission Estate and Elephant Hill the same day. Sileni was definitely the best wine we had!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great start to our wine day tour. Nice wine, good selections of food, books, accessories in the boutique and great scenery. Anne, at the cellar door was really friendly and helpful. Thank you for the NZ map and all great directions on where to go!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Sileni Estate was our last stop on our trip. We were met by wonderful friendly staff and a fantastic tour guide Anne. She is an absolute treasure - friendly, informative and a great sense of humour. We had a great tour of the winery. The tastings were superb. Sileni also have a fantastic cheese selection to purchase. Had a great... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We are a group of nineteen friends and family who cycled round some of the Hawkes Bay vineyards on a self-organised winery tour yesterday. Arranging this visit to Sileni in advance with Anne was very easy and our group was delighted by the warm welcome we received, the knowlegeable commentary and the excellent wines. The Vllage Press olive oils, which... More

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sileni was our last Vineyard stop on our trip but it was indeed a memorable one! We were served by Anne who not only engaged us in a good conversation about their wine but also provided us with accurate road directions and food recommendations on the road. She is funny, sincere and very helpful. We were so glad we made... More

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