Mission Estate Winery
Mission Estate Winery
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
At Mission Estate, we have been perfecting our craft since 1851. By combining the traditional craft of winemaking with the latest technology, we are reaching out to a new generation of wine lovers across the globe.
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  • Emnm_78_77
    Sydney, Australia69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love wine and history this should be top of the list.
    This place is beautiful and when you are there make sure you visit the museum downstairs. The history of Mission Estate was fascinating. The bands and musicians that have played over the long history is amazing. If only the walls could talk. We enjoyed the wine tasting before lunch sitting on the balcony enjoying the view. The wine tasting was great and the staff were very informative. Added bonus we received a free stemless wine glass. The lunch was delicious and we were not disappointed by the quality of food. The food was also not overpriced.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Kathleen
    Napier, New Zealand21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Winter Dining
    Superb dining experience. My husband and I had a memorable lunch recently at the Mission Restaurant. We chose the Winter Menu, which gave us starters, entrée and mains, for a set price which was very affordable. Highlights .....a mussel dish and spicy chicken for entrees..... I had a mouthwatering fillet steak with potato gratin, mushroom sauce as a main, the steak was perfectly cooked, so tender. My husband had battered fish/potato fries and salad, as a main which was a flavoursome generous serving. We both had a glass each of Mission Riesling which were perfect accompaniments. We skipped dessert and chose to end our meals with coffee...flat whites which were well made and delicious. The wait staff were friendly, efficient and attentive , we never felt rushed, were able to enjoy our meal. We were given the option of inside or outside dining, we chose outside, as it was a sunny winters day. It was a great choice as we so enjoyed the lovely sunny area which was covered with grape vines overhead. It was shielded from the winter elements. The see through wall coverings enabled us to look over the beautiful gardens to the views beyond towards Napier but we remained cozy. A special place for couples, families in a wonderful historic setting.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • GBCA3
    Mitcham, Australia55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So glad we came here
    Wow! We wanted to experience a winery while in the Napier region and we found the oldest winery in New Zealand. A beautiful building with an incredible history of wine making along with some tragedy in the 1931 earthquake. We did the 10 dollar wine tasting which provided us with generous tastings of 4 choices of delicious wines. The host was friendly and informative. We toured the very interesting cellar and then followed up with a most amazing lunch in the restaurant.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 4, 2023
  • SBPB2014
    Hamilton, New Zealand53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning setting combined with great food
    We started with a wine tasting after looking around the grounds. The tasting consisted of 4 wines with one of us having the red wine and the other white wine. They were so delicious that we bought some wine after our meal. The setting for the wine tasting was on the desk with wisteria hanging nearby and looking out on the fountain and the many birds practicing their nest building activities. After the tasting we celebrated our wedding anniversary with lunch in the restaurant. The garlic, truffle and cheese ciabatta starter were scrumptious and indicated the quality of the meal we were about to experience. We both enjoyed the market fish which had a lovely combination of various other ingredients e.g. lentils and peanut. Feeling in a very greedy mood we opted for dessert. The whole experience was one of the best eating experiences. Thanks to all of the staff.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Julie J
    88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous experience at Mission Estate Winery! Highly recommend!
    We biked to Mission Estate Winery for a wine tasting and lunch. What a fabulous experience! Yvonne suggested a flight of both red and white wines to be shared between the two of us. She shared tasting notes as well as some of the history of the building and grounds. The wines were so delicious that we drove back later that afternoon to buy a few bottles for the rest of our road trip. Yvonne really made the experience so enjoyable. After the tasting, we enjoyed lunch at the restaurant. The food and service were excellent. All in all, we had a great afternoon at Mission Estate Winery. We highly recommend a visit for a tasting and lunch!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • Jduds
    Concord, Massachusetts11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Highlight of Napier Visit!
    We walked in to just wander around and ended up having a Fantastic tasting experience. We wandered the beautiful grounds and then tasted a number of lovely wines. Max was a wonderful host and flexed the tasting based on our feedback and specific interests. All in all fully exceeded expectations and most highly recommend!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 11, 2023
  • Christophe S
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The reference
    The oldest winyard and probably the best. Wine test and lunch on place. Perhaps one of the only one easy with the 3 colors and sparkling. Red wine amator, this is the place... Very great time!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 14, 2023
  • Chris
    Auckland, New Zealand177 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Nice Summer Dinner
    Very nice food - I'd believe it if someone told me it was the best in the area, and possibly the most comfortable seats I've ever had at a restaurant. However the service was frequently awol, and for "fine dining" this is a cardinal sin. The approach to the restaurant is lovely, and the eating area itself is in several inter-joined rooms. This has the unfortunate side-effect that often there's no line of sight to servers if you have a request. If you are in the area and want a special night out this is probably the one to try.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 18, 2024
  • Winnall01
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mission Estate dinner
    Not only is this an astounding setting for a meal (or any occasion!) the food and service were second to none. Service was prompt but not pushy; we were keep up to date with what was happening and the intervals between being seated and being expected to be ready to order were perfectly timed. The halloumi starter was particularly delicious - is it honey that makes it so sweet and more-ish? The two people who ordered steak at different requirements of cooking were not disappointed and the lamb was absolutely to perfection. Their Pinot Noir was superb, it goes without saying! Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff, a delightful ambience and of course those views make this a very special place indeed. Not to be missed!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 12, 2024
  • pashTj
    Perth, Australia26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Need / Must try this vineyard!!
    The Wine, The history, The Service, The Setting is all so perfect! Never know New Zealand wines are so damn good!! if international freight isn’t so damn expensive I would’ve shipped several cases. A must try winery, for sure! We had a lady called YVONNE she is just so gorgeous 🫶🏼
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 25, 2024
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ruthwW821ZQ
Hahei, New Zealand21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The wine tasting here is expensive even though we were given a complimentary glass each.
Other wineries charge $5.00 pp for a tasting experience but if you purchase they do not charge for the tasting.
We spent a lot of money here but still had to pay the tasting fee.
The restaurant at lunch time was in our opinion below par for price and our food wasn’t as spectacular as we had experience elsewhere a couple of days ago.
Following Elton concert the entire place looked unloved and not up to our expectations sadly
Written February 8, 2020
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Clare K
Auckland, New Zealand37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Although this winery is in a beautiful setting, the way it runs its tasting room is very commercial. We have been to hundreds of wineries in our time and found this one to be not that great (very unexpected seeing it is the oldest in NZ). There was a $10 tasting fee and you got to keep a free glass but the tasting process is very rushed. Far better wineries around although the view and setting is stunning.
Written January 12, 2020
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AnnaAventuriere
Christchurch, New Zealand36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
The wine was below average and the cellar door host even worse.
Came for a wine tasting to be told after 5 min of being ignored that they were fully booked even though it was basically empty.
Got put in a corner and quickly offered 2 wines from the 6 to try with no explanation about the estate or the wine before the host disappeared again.
The 2 samples lacked any character, aroma, taste, fruit... Or anything that you could expect as a minimum for a wine.
Disappointing
Written April 20, 2021
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Kelly D
Highland Village, TX151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We made the 2 1/2-hour drive from Turangi to have a tasting here. We found the NZ$10 per person tasting fee to be fair for the number and quantity of wine tasted, plus we both liked every offering, which is unusual for us. The souvenir wine glasses were a plus. The best part of the afternoon was enjoying a cheese board and glass out back with the lovely view. The restaurant prices seemed a bit high, but it made for a nice indulgence.
Written February 16, 2020
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Noah T
Indianapolis, IN4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
wine and cheese was good. Staff was clearly inexperienced and not prepared to handle a low yield of customers. Brought out wrong cheese (cause they didn’t have the kind we requested). Great place to visit for free stuff, because of mistakes. Check out the smaller, better wineries nearby. I recommend ash ridge, church road, and even the much smaller oak estate. Much better service and wine.
Written January 5, 2020
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akmitch33
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We stopped here on our rented bicycles for a wine tasting. Trevor was absolutely charming and guided us through our tasting. Very reasonable $10 for a tasting and you get to take away a souvenir glass. Very interesting history and some fabulous photos lining the walls. Even the teens were impressed. Some delightful smells wafting from the very busy restaurant in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon, which is great to see.
Written July 22, 2022
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Catherine M
Newcastle, Australia77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I often don't enjoy visiting the larger wineries for the reason that you often leave feeling more like you've just come off a production line rather than receiving an enjoyable wine tasting experience.
The grounds here a indeed very nice and the building is attractive however it's the attitude that because you're in a larger establishement, they don't need to make you feel welcome or really showcase thir product because new customers will come along after you.
This is how I felt here. The wines we were given to taste were mediocre and I think it's because some love gets lost when making wine on such a large scale.
Visit for the sake of visiting the name but don't hold high expectations.
Written February 16, 2020
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Bob C
Littleborough, UK263 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited a part of a cruise tour, the setting and building were lovely. We had a tasting of 5 wines, but the servings were rather small. The guide seemed a bit nervous and talked rather quickly. wines were available for sale at a decent price.
Written March 21, 2020
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Stu T
Tauranga, New Zealand157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
We came over the busy New Years period. We didn't make any bookings but luckily they squeezed us in for a wine tasting.

Unfortunately the restaurant was full but we enjoyed more wine and snacks outside, which was probably actually more fun.

A beautiful old building and a good spot.

Definitely worth a visit and we'd happily go back next time.
Written April 3, 2021
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Zara58
Napier, New Zealand93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Our local winery with an amazing restaurant in beautiful surroundings, if you are visiting Napier you MUST pay a visit to at least sample the wine in a very relaxed environment or dine in a newly refurbished restaurant, dine in or out. We had a table outside on a beautiful March afternoon...simply delightful menu and even more so delightful food and perfectly priced for such quality. Nothing is overpriced considering your surroundings. So didn't want it to end...but..living just down the road, we will be back as always.
Written March 5, 2021
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