Church Road Winery is one of the largest and best-known wineries in Hawkes Bay. Enjoying a convenient location just minutes from Napier City, the team creates highly acclaimed award-winning wines by using outstanding fruit from vineyards across Hawke’s Bay, and a combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques.
One of the oldest wineries in New Zealand, our journey started with a young Tom McDonald whose passion for wine saw him forge both a remarkable legacy and enviable future for Hawke’s Bay winemaking and Church Road Winery. Today, our current Chief Winemaker Chris Scott continues this dedication to creating exceptional wines, combining traditional winemaking practices coupled with innovative techniques.
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Established by Tim Turvey and Helma van den Berg in 1988, Clearview Estate Winery continues as a successful family-owned and operated business situated in Te Awanga on the Cape Kidnappers coastline of Hawke's Bay.
Our winemaking philosophy is simple: we aim to craft enduring wines with great fruit intensity, wines which truly represent their terroir and varietal character. To accomplish this we nurture our own vineyards and carefully select grape grower partners who share our viticultural philosophy.
Chief Winemaker Matt Kirby and Assistant Winemaker Rob Bregmen continue to achieve the recognition of awards and accolades for the renowned wines produced at Clearview Estate, a legacy that began with original winemaker Tim Turvey in the late 1980's.
Planted varieties include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Semillion & Syrah.
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Purpose-built as a winery, Brookfields is built on tradition and sustainability combining the best techniques from the past and today, to produce exciting wines each year from their own or shared ownership Hawke's Bay vineyards.
The history of Brookfields is revealed in the handmade 25cm concrete blocks used to build the winery and the cellar in the 1930s. These handmade blocks create the perfect environment for ageing great wines and keeping the cellar cool during Hawke's Bay's hot summers.
Peter creates classic wines with grapes only grown in specific locations and to his strict growing policy - expressing the essence of place. The Brookfields reputation has been built on stunning red wines. The 1989 'Gold Label' Cabernet / Merlot amazed traditional wine critics and the trade on its release. Its sheer weight and flavour made it the wine of the vintage. Subsequent vintages have firmly placed Brookfields as one of Hawke's Bay's best red winemakers.
Brookfields produces between 8,000 and 10,000 cases of wine each year and even in a great vintage, that won't change a great deal. Peter says he has no desire to push up volumes and chase expansion when there's always the challenge of creating an even more dramatic wine.
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Askerne Estate winery was established in April 1993 when wine lovers John and Kathryn Loughlin purchased the original 11.6 hectares site in Te Mata Mangateretere Road. They called the property Askerne, being the olde English name of Kathryn’s birthplace - Askern in Yorkshire, England.
At Askerne, the majority of fruit is hand harvested and sorted. Winemaking techniques have been refined in search of elegance, structure and the aromatic qualities that we desire for each wine style. The winemaking approach is to gently coax the flavours and aromatics from the fruit and then to polish and showcase them in all their glory.
The aspiration is to produce wines which complement food, but are vibrant and exciting when standing alone.
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The story of Mission Estate begins with a group of French Missionaries who sailed to New Zealand in 1838 with little more than their faith and a few vines. Mission Estate was established by these Missionaries in Hawke’s Bay in 1851, where vines were planted to produce sacramental and table wine and so New Zealand’s first winery was born.
The winery is housed in an elegantly restored seminary building nestling in the Taradale hills and offers visitors sweeping views of the vineyards and coast beyond. The cellar door provides an opportunity to taste from an extensive range of wines in truly historic & beautiful surroundings.
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