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“A grand day out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moana Park Winery

Moana Park Winery
530 Puketapu Road, Napier 4083, New Zealand
06 844 8269
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Ranked #6 of 46 things to do in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Moana Park is a highly awarded boutique winery in Hawke's Bay with a focus on low allergen, natural winemaking. The family-owned winery is situated 5km from Taradale in the western hills of Hawke's Bay, drawing fruit from prime vineyards including Gimblett Road and Dartmoor valley. The cellar door team aim to provide a unique, casual experience with a focus on spreading their passion for great wine to anyone who will listen – come and enjoy a relaxed tasting in the valley surrounds without all the pomp. Moana Park's cellar door is open daily for wine tastings, BYO picnics (feel free to use the BBQ!), functions and events.
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“A grand day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Lovely setting - good company - excellent wines. The host James was very knowledgable and pleasant. We bought a bottle of merlot to take around nz - will make sure we can source mowana wines when we return to the uk.

Visited February 2013
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“The Art of Winemaking.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had an incredible time at the winery. The owner/winemaker, Dan, spent two hours with us tasting and discussing the processes of winemaking at the highest level. As an award winning amateur winemaker myself, I was thoroughly impressed with Dan's knowledge of grape growing and the winemaking industry,not only in NZ, but in my own country, Canada. His joy of making wine is what impressed us most and it definitely showed in the superb taste of the wines which we tasted. Dan even gave us a tour of the winery that was preparing for harvest in a month. We were sure impressed. It was the highlight of our stay in Napier.

Visited February 2013
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“Fine wine tasting and good wines”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Visit to this winery was proposed by our host in Napier and for a good reason as we noticed now after our visit. Feeling was relaxed, atmosphere good and presentation professional but easy going. We liked several of the tasted wines, only had filled up stocks a couple of days back and so it was pity that we couldn't leave with some bottles. Warmly recommended!

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“Relaxed wine tasting, great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We sat at a picnic bench and enjoyed some great wine. Very casual and relaxed. One of the best wine tasting experiences yet! Walked away with a few bottles!

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Jodi B, Manager at Moana Park Winery, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thanks for coming out guys, glad you enjoyed and imbibed! See you next time!
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“agreat place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

i have heard from the trip advisory this place was a place to visit.
my partner and son popped in for look.

the staff was so helpful,not pushy,gave us time to enjoy the flavors of wines,the atmosphere was relaxing.
the staff actually asked for a teenager advise on wines,he really enjoyed the relaxation as well.
they should have more t shirts range to buy..we bought some back to Auckland with us
we will be back in napier in 6 months so we will go back.

Visited October 2012
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