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“Beautiful venue, great wine and food”

Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland
Ranked #7 of 15 things to do in Matakana
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Owner description: Ascension is a beautiful vineyard in Matakana just 40 minutes north of Auckland. With our own rustic cellar door and restaurant we are the perfect location for wine tasting and lunch. We also host stunning weddings and stylish corporate events in the Belfry our fully self contained Function Centre. Life is too short to drink boring wine! Our philosophy has evolved to craft small quantities of distinctive, terroir-driven wines from both traditional and very unusual varieties. Expensive techniques regarded as "special" by many wineries, such as cane pruning, extensive leaf plucking, crop thinning and hand harvesting, are standard here. We make small batches of our handcrafted wines, which you can only buy through our cellar door, restaurant or website. The best way to experience Ascension is to visit us! We look forward to sharing Ascension with you because it is not just a business for us. It's our life.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Beautiful setting,also hosts to international musical artists amazing Pinot Gris, and a great food experience. You can make your own antipasto platters up with a huge selection from their cabinet, order one of theirs or choose from a small menu. Very friendly helpful staff,will definitely go again.

Thank Martina M
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

As we walked past the Ferrari and thru the doors, we could see where all the profits have been spent! Certainly not on the service nor the production of the 30 buck vinegar called 'the 12 apostles'. To be fair I should have paid the $5 tasting fee, then I would have known to regift my $100 Christmas voucher!

Thank the0family
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Looks pretty cool, and is set in a pretty nice area.
Just dropped by to try the wine. My girlfriend reckons it was quite nice even though she didn't buy anything.
I saw a sign that said there is a free tour. Didn't see anything else that mentioned it though.
Restaurant looked really nice, and the menu too. But I had already booked at a place called Stables.
Would recommend.

Thank CookieM0nster
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Beautifully presented and delicious food. Great service and stunning view. Thank you for a great time!

Thank 2525sandra2525
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We brought a group of 55 staff members to Ascension last Saturday night for our Roman themed Christmas Party and couldn’t have asked for anything better. We participated in Archery and Jousting activies, had a most sumptuous Christmas buffet meal including superb Ascension wine and finished off dancing to the fabulous DJ's music. All expectations were met, the service was fantastic and the evening was a brilliant success. Thanks Ascension! Alison Turner, Nautech Electronics.

Thank Alison T
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