Vidal Estate Winery
Vidal Winery stands on the original site in Hawke's Bay where it was established by Spanish settler Anthony Vidal in 1905.
With a passion to pursue winemaking in his adopted country, Spaniard Anthony Joseph Vidal purchased a Hawke's Bay racing stable in 1905, converted it into a wine cellar, planted vines and established himself as one of New Zealand's early wine innovators. From these pioneering beginnings, Vidal has gone on to create highly-acclaimed wines from one century to the next.
- The passion that created Vidal over 100 years ago burns just as brightly today, represented by the eternal flame adorning each bottle of wine.
- The Vidal Winery bar and restaurant was opened in 1979 and was the first of its kind in New Zealand. Recently the winery has undergone a total refurbishment. Vidal Estate has become one of Hawke's Bay's leading restaurants and conference venues.
- Vidal Winery's most successful wines have been the critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wines, proven by three "Champion Wine of Show" trophies, ten class trophies and 21 gold medals won at national shows in the last nine years.
- Vidal Estate's Chardonnay, particularly the Reserve label is recognised by many as a New Zealand classic.
Wine tastings at Vidal Winery
Make sure you visit the Cellar Door and enjoy wine tasting in a relaxed and informal setting with our friendly staff. This is the perfect way to choose your favourite wine from our extensive range and to purchase a selection to savour later. Large groups by arrangement.
Meals at Vidal Winery Restaurant
Hawkes Bay is a paradise for lovers of fine wines and fine food and nowhere is this better experienced than at the Vidal Winery Restaurant. Here you can enjoy the delights of a seasonal menu that provides a selection of the freshest, finest ingredients brought to you with creative flair. The atmosphere is one of relaxed sophistication. Bookings recommended.
Cellar Door Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, 11am-4pm Sunday
Vidal Winery Restaurant Open 11.30am till late Monday to Saturday, 11.30am-3pm Sunday