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Address: Main Road, Bay View, Napier, New Zealand
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Excellent wines made with great care!

We were lucky enough to have a full tour of the vineyard (arranged from the UK) and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience tasting some of the best wines in New Zealand. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 25, 2016
Dave S
Southport, United Kingdom
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

We were lucky enough to have a full tour of the vineyard (arranged from the UK) and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience tasting some of the best wines in New Zealand. They are obviously made with great care and passion and we should like to thank Gordon for the time he spent with us. This is a must visit... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

As part of our own organised wine tour for 12, they allowed us to bring our own picnic and sit at their tables admiring the spectacular view. Perfect hawkes bay weather, the location could be the Cinque Terre in Italy. Lovely wine, accommodating and friendly staff. A winery that is a hidden gem from the crowds.

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

If you only have time to visit one winery, stop In here for the great views and wines. Even though it was closing time, Sue took time to explain about all the varieties and wines. I liked every wine she poured for us and we ended up buying several bottles. Views are great too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited Esk valley becz I am a fan of their Cabernet savignon... I visited this lovely lady sue , the manager She was so full of lyf and gave a tour of the production of the wine process too Thank u for the souvenir

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stopped in on our way back to Rotorua from Napier to have a look, and the lady that helped us was so kind, knowledgeable and funny! The tastings are free if you intend to purchase a wine, so drink up and learn about the awesome work that goes into each bottle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

We haven't been to Esk Valley for 6 years however great to see Sue still there providing great pours and knowledge on the Esk wines. She also was able to tell us a number of dining options.

Thank mooloomitch
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stopped at Esk Vally Winery on the way to Gisborne. We did the tasting with three other couples. The staff member who conducted the tasting took us through 7 wines and explained the complexity of each. They were very knowledgable, were not rushed and took the time to answer all questions. Nothing was to much trouble and they were... More 

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Windsor, Ontario
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I were vacationing in New Zealand from Canada recently and had mapped out several wineries around Napier. We were in the winery about 30-40 minutes before closing on a Friday afternoon hoping to taste a few wines and buy for that evening.The women working there was not at all informative, even though we told her we were... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2015

There is a great view over the Bay from the paved terrace with shade from umbrellas and trees, a great place to spend an hour over one of Esk Valley's excellent wines!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Spent half an hour here today. The lady offering the tasting was knowledgable but had a haughty, dismissive manner." We don't offer our wines to supermarkets......!?!" I tried all their whites, reds and the liqueur. I was really disappointed with all of the wines with only the Verdhello being of a standard at all. It cost $5 so it wasn't... More 

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