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At Mission Estate, we have been perfecting our craft since 1851.  By combining the traditional craft of winemaking with the latest technology, we are reaching out to a new generation of wine lovers across the globe.

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20 May 2015

Mission Estate, has further cemented its position as one of New Zealand's top Syrah producers by winning two gold medals and scooping the New Zealand…

30 Apr 2015

The year was 1983, it was the year that Kiwi won the Melbourne Cup, Prince William made his first visit to New Zealand, Lorraine Downes was crowned…

6 Jan 2015

According to new research conducted by Wine Business Solutions, New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate, is the most successful New…

With advanced viticultural practices and a progressive winemaking team, we have a long-standing reputation for quality and over-delivering at every price point.

Housed in an elegantly restored historic seminary building with sweeping views of Napier, Mission Estate offers visitors a year round complete wine experience.

A visit to the cellar door provides an opportunity to try the extensive range of wines and for those interested in history, the twice daily historic tour is a must.

Lunch or dinner can be enjoyed seven days in the renowned Mission restaurant, and the adjoining Chapel provides the ideal venue for a picturesque wedding reception or conference.


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The Chardonnay Revolution

1983 was a very good year for Chardonnay. That was when Paul Mooney, a talented and innovative young wine maker with Mission Estate decided to craft New Zealand's first barrel fermented chardonnay using a traditional French technique.

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Mission Restaurant

Mission Restaurant is well known as one of the top restaurants in Hawke's Bay. Open daily from 10am offering intimate indoor or stunning al fresco dining. View the current lunch and dinner menus utilising exquisite local produce.  

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