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Mission Estate Winery, established in 1851, by pioneering French Missionaries is New Zealand's oldest winery and the birthplace of New Zealand wine. While our wines are crafted using the latest in technology, we also use many traditional winemaking techniques handed down from our early French winemaking pioneers.

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28 Jul 2015

New Zealand's oldest winery, Mission Estate, has appointed Simon Swa to the position of Export Manager.

30 Jun 2015

Mission Estate is one of the first New Zealand wineries to kick off the 2015 vintage - with the release of its 2015 Mission Estate Light Pinot Gris…

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…

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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