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Mission Estate Winery

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Business Type: Winery


Mission Estate Winery is the birthplace of New Zealand wine. Established in 1851 by French Missionaries we are NZ's oldest winery and have been crafting fine wine for over 160 yrs.

Address: 198 Church Road, Napier, New Zealand 4112 Napier & Hawke's Bay

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There can be few places associated with the development of New Zealand wine that has such unique historical significance as Mission Estate Winery. 

Housed in an elegantly restored historic seminary building with sweeping views of Napier, Mission Estate offers visitors a complete wine experience with tours, tastings and an award-winning restaurant.

Mission Estate was established by these Missionaries in Hawke's Bay in 1851, where vines were planted to produce both sacramental and table wine and New Zealand's first winery was born. The first record of a commercial sale dates back to 1870 when a parcel of mostly dry reds was sold.

Mission has never lost sight of its French heritage, as over the years Brothers of the Order have traveled to France to study and learn viticulture and winemaking skills. Our current winemaker Paul Mooney has been at Mission for over 30 years, and was originally trained by the Fathers.

If visiting La Grande Maison of Mission Estate, as you progress down the driveway, there is still one row of Muscat grapes that have been grafted over the years from the very original stock bought to Hawke's Bay by the Marist Fathers.

Hours of work

Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.
The tours run daily, at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm.
Private and group tours are by arrangement.


198 Church Road, Napier, New Zealand 4112

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