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“Anne 5 stars and the wine 4 :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sileni Estates

Sileni Estates
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Hawkes Bay Wineries Self-Guided Bike Tour
Ranked #7 of 39 things to do in Hastings
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Owner description: In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, vineyards and theatre. When there was something to be celebrated, the Sileni were always on hand to encourage enjoyment of delicious food, great wine and social interaction. Named in their honour, Sileni Estates produces a range of wines from Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough, made to be great collaborators with a talent for enhancing flavours and textures. Sileni Estates Cellar Door is the complete food and wine destination. Enjoy artisan chocolates, local food products and local and international cheese from the climate controlled cheese larder, unique giftware completes the experience. The Cellar Door also offers a full range of internationally acclaimed, award-winning wines including the very best Hawke's Bay Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah, plus the popular Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Learn about the art of winemaking by booking a winery or vineyard tour. Voted one of the best food and wine destinations in the country the Sileni winery offers stunning architecture and iconic vineyard views all year round, right in the heart of the Bridge Pa Wine district. The perfect venue for a winery wedding, conference or private event.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Anne 5 stars and the wine 4 :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

After touring 2 or 3 other vineyards it was nice to arrive at Sileni where Anne greeted us with a 'larger than life' information and tasting session. She was enthusiastic had a story for each wine and just really seemed to know her stuff.
I give Anne 5 stars and the wine 4 :) Well worth the visit if you're in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Corrales, NM
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“Top notch visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We dropped in late in the afternoon a little past the time it said was the last tasting but were graciously received and given a full tasting experience. The wines were good and the service excellent. Don't forget to visit the cheese room.

Visited May 2013
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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“Excellent Wine tasting experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

We visited Sileni on a Wine Tour yesterday. Jan, our hostess, gave us an interesting introduction Sileni's history and the wines in a very relaxed, enjoyable way! The deli style shop is also very tempting! Well worth a visit if you are in 'The Bay'!!

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun and informative tasting!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and I visited Sileni last week and Anne was quite informative and friendly. She went above and beyond in her efforts to get to know us and provided a wealth of information about both the North and South islands of New Zealand...she is a walking encyclopedia! I understand she recently won cellar door of the year, which is well deserved!

Visited April 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Cheers and an excellent visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Beautiful grounds and the grapes were just being harvested. We had a lovely visit and Anne, the retail manager, was one of the friendliest people we have met in all our global travel. She was just lovely and was a wealth of information for things to do in the area and all over New Zealand. We bought a lovely selection of cheeses and cold meats in the cellar shop and then went over to Roy's Hill Reserve to eat lunch over looking the vineyards. An absolutely perfect day and it didn't matter at all that neither of us was a wine drinker! If you are in the Hawkes Bay Area this well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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