This is a relaxed, friendly place. The brick cottage that houses the cellar door boasts a large wooden table and bench, along with sizeable windows with vineyard views. You instantly feel that you’d like to spend a leisurely afternoon here, sipping a selection of delicious wines. In winter, an oversized fireplace in a vine-laden courtyard will keep you cosy, while in summer there are plenty of outdoor attractions including barbecues, picnic tables, giant chess and an adventure playground for children, plus plenty of space to generally roam about.
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From January to Easter the Summer Jazz Sundays are a must-do for wine- and music-lovers.
Chardonnay, syrah and Bordeaux-style wines are outstanding. If you’re keen to try unusual varieties, the highly talented winemaker Simon Nunns makes Hawke’s Bay Malbec Saint John 2012, a wine that topped Cuisine’s 2014 NZ specialty reds tasting.