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“Great for that special date”

Elephant Hill Estate Winery
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$44.14*
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Self-Guided Scenic Bike Ride to Coastal Wineries from Napier
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$257.48*
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Private Tour: Napier and Hawke's Bay Premium Wine Tour with Lunch
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Te Awanga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Menu, service and setting are all top notch. I most definately rate it as one of HB's finest

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We recently dropped into the Elephant Hill Winery, after reading about them while researching the Hawke's Bay Food Trail and based on the very positive responses they had received on Tripadvisor. We did have an excellent meal here and we enjoyed the wine tasting experience we had beforehand as well.

The wine tasting was nice, lots of explanations provided, it was casual but structured and the wines, particularly the whites here quite good. We enjoyed the Chardonnay (2010) the best. Unfortunately, this was had during our lunch only, not being available for tasting. Of note, the Syrah (2010) and a very sweet and friendly Pinot Juice, were also quite enjoyed during the wine tasting.

Overall, the wine tasting experience here was good. Truth be told, we found wines elsewhere that we enjoyed more but we had fun tasting here and simply loved our lunch at their restaurant. Not sure if we would return for the wine tasting again or not but we'd definitely come back her to dine.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Totally superb dining. 4 outstanding meals and even a free desert for my birthday. The service was wonderful too though a certain young man could loosen up a smidgen. Very im pressed with the waitresses knowledge of the meals and how they are cooked. 5 star experience!

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Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

Very knowledgable wine advice, friendly and relaxed staff, dramatic views through modern architecture

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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Our perspective on Elephant Hill is a little different as we have never been there for a meal but have been there several times for coffee. We're local cyclists who ride out to Te Awanga/Clifton regularly. One weekend over the summer rather than visiting a cafe we decided to drop in and see if we could just get coffees. On that occasion and subsequently the staff have been very welcoming and accommodating even with our cycle gear and helmet hair. The coffee has been very good and in summer we were given chilled water as well. In fine weather the deck is delightful and It is very pleasant relaxing there or in the lobby area as we did on one visit. We've been impressed and will definitely return.

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