Church Road Winery
Church Road is a boutique winery that applies hands-on winemaking techniques to the very best of the Hawke's Bay harvest. The winery, one of the oldest in Hawke's Bay, was founded in 1897, and then totally renovated in 1989. In the years since then, our wines have earned a glowing reputation. We're proud to show you our working winery and a museum highlighting over 100 years of winemaking at Church Road.
Church Road offers a memorable experience for visitors - from our winery tours and fascinating wine museum to wine tastings and a la carte restaurant lunches.
Winery & Museum Tour
You can take a guided tour through our working winery and New Zealand's first wine museum, housed underground in old concrete wine vats, where the oldest winemaking relics in the country lie entombed, some dating back 3000 years. Your tour includes a tasting of our fine wines.
Daily 11am and 2pm (Labour Weekend – April) and 2pm (May – Oct). Bookings recommended.
Allow 1 hour. Cost $15 per person. Please wear covered footwear.
Behind the Scenes Sensory Experience
With glass in hand, sample wine directly from our cellars whilst you gain a technical insight into the crafting of Church Road wines. Your sensory experience includes a four-wine tasting matched with a bite-sized food offering.
Daily at 11am by appointment only (Labour Weekend – April) and 10.30am (May – October).
Allow 1.5 hours. Cost $35 per person. Please wear covered footwear.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in our garden setting or indoor seated area. With an emphasis on Hawke’s Bay sourced artisan products, the menu reflects Church Road’s winemaking philosophy by combining traditional influences with innovative flair.
Platters and cheeseboards available on Mondays during Winter.
At Church Road, we have the facilities and experience to make your big day every bit as special as it should be. Our highly skilled team is proud to have forged a name for unrivalled service and attention to detail. After all, we know it's the little extras that will make your wedding day extraordinary.
Church Road offers both ceremony and reception options both equally as stunning.
Plus, there’s no need to go off-site for your wedding photographs. Wedding parties love our award-winning gardens and vine terrace vistas for the spectacular backdrops they provide, which of course your guests are also welcome to enjoy.
We are here to help you every step of the way and can provide you with local information on everything from your cake to entertainment.
With its unique ambience, award-winning wines, fabulous cuisine and picture-perfect setting, Church Road Winery is Hawke's Bay's premier functions venue. We can cater for both large and small parties and can make it as formal or casual as you wish.
The winery is conveniently situated just 15 minutes from both Napier and Hastings.
Church Road plays host to concerts and special events over summer months in our beautiful park-like grounds. Previous artists include Simply Red, Jack Johnson, Ronan Keating and Geoff Sewell.
Cellar Door: 10.00am – 4.30pm (Labour Weekend – April) and 10.30am – 4.30pm (May – October).
Restaurant: 11.30am – 3.00pm (Labour Weekend – April) and 11.30 – 2.30pm (May – October).
Open 7 days. Closed most Public Holidays.