Hawke's Bay's boutique Church Road Winery is one of New Zealand's oldest wineries, with wine making dating back to 1897.
Open daily from 10am to 5pm, Church Road offers a memorable experience for visitors - from our winery tours and fascinating museum to wine tastings and our newest offering - 'The Bay Platter'; a sumptuous selection representing the best of local meat and produce from the Hawke's Bay region, suitable as a meal for two and available daily for only $44. (Note: We are closed on most public holidays.)
You can take a guided tour through our working winery (where you may see our winemakers in action) and New Zealand's first wine museum, and then enjoy a tasting of our wines.
Winery and museum tours include a tasting and costs $15 per person. Tours take place daily at 11am and 2pm (please wear covered footwear).
Our wine museum is housed underground in old concrete wine vats whose adjoining walls have been opened up. The walls are encrusted with sparkling, gem-like tartrate crystals, formed from the tartaric acid in the wine once stored here. The oldest winemaking relics in the country lie entombed here, some dating back 3000 years.
Tastings are held at our cellar door, which also offers a wide range of wines for purchase, including some rare vintages, as well as wine accessories. Here you can not only try a selection of fine wines, including the rarely found Church Road Cuve Series Limited Release wines, but also buy our fine product!