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Esk Valley Winery

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“cellar door”(6 reviews)
“villa maria”(3 reviews)
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Main Road, Bay View, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The affable Sue Cranswick has been at the forefront ofpresenting the cellar door of this family run business since 1991. She is able to respond in a a personable switched- on way to all kinds of wine lovers, from newbies to dedicated nuts like this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The winery is owned by Villa Maria which was started in 1930. So things around here are a bit ancient but the view towards the sea are really great. The wine tasting room also a bit old fashioned but the wines are mostly food wines...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roedig
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This vineyard is a little further out than some of the others, but we thought it worth the drive. It is certainly less commercial and a lot smaller, but that just adds to its charm. Very knowledgeable guy doing the tastings. Interesting views of their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gill O
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I feel like we had a completely difference experience than the others who have wrote reviews. I'll start by saying the views overlooking the water and the grapes were the best of the wineries we visited. While the service wasn't rude, we found them to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lauren_abriani
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Now owned by Villa Maria, but Gordon Russell is still Esk's wine maker with 25 years experience! Super wines. Both the 2017 Chardonnay and 2016 Reserve Chardonnay were marvellous but totally different. The Pinot Noir comes from their Marlborough vineyards and is a good medium...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank A R H
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Very informative and enjoyable wine tasting in a building amongst the vines and next to the winery. Lots of different varieties available to try, as well as buy

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank HRCB79
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our tasting at Esk Valley. They have some of our favorite HB wines. The cellar door isn’t fancy but the views back to the sea, over the vineyard, is just fabulous.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Wow - beautiful spot with stunning scenery and great location! Great stop over if you enjoy wine and want to taste some of the local produce!! Wine tasting with some gorgeous wines and although they charge $5pp you cam get this back if you purchase...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Rowie08
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We loved visiting Esk Valley winery. The wines were delicious (our favourites were the Chardonnay and merlot blend) and the server was lovely. Would recommend

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MaffM1
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a tasting with a mix of friends - some, like myself, experienced wine drinkers while others in our group it was their first time. Extremely knowledgable and lovely staff with an excellent range of wines. The late harvest Chenin Blanc was a standout!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jess_cher
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