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New Zealand Wine Centre

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Address: 1 Shakespeare Road | AMP Building, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 6-835 5326

The New Zealand Wine Centre is one of Napier's Must-Do attractions. It is...

The New Zealand Wine Centre is one of Napier's Must-Do attractions. It is truly a wine lovers paradise or a good place to start to experience all about Hawke's Bay wines. The Hawke's Bay wine country has a lot to offer and produces great wines - the New Zealand Wine Centre makes it easy for everyone to learn, taste and enjoy great wines. Choose from over six different tasting options, go on a virtual scenic flight over the Bay or watch the History of Napier Film. As another little extra, the New Zealand Wine Centre is located in the iconic AMP building, a must-see for Art Deco Lovers.

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Great Wine education

This was a great place to get some information about NZ wine. They have an aroma room with samples of the smells in wines. They was also a room to explain the varieties. The other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

such a lovely time. had 12 wines (2 grand wine tastings shared between 2 ppl). great way to discover a wide range of local wines and discuss the country in general with our host and other guests. loved the aroma room as well! highly recommend it. also it IS open on sundays despite what the website seems to indicate.

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Fanoe, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the young lady Samantha did her very best and suceeded sellingf me a local wine, even though i asked for southafrican and french wines !!!!!! grteatr placxe, great experience

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

A great little stop to add to the Napier experience. We had a very well travelled assistant who helped us pick a few wines to try and also talked to us about the local wines and the area as a whole. There was an education area too which was enjoyable. We bought some at the end which topped the day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Myself my husband and daughter did a wine tasting here two of us red and one of us white. It was all very pleasant with a small plate of cheese however I didn't feel very informed and certainly didn't learn anything new about New Zealand wine which was a disappointment.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was a great place to get some information about NZ wine. They have an aroma room with samples of the smells in wines. They was also a room to explain the varieties. The other room was mostly sales and it would have been nice to see a general booklet to help orientate us but there was only information about... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lovely building. Interesting 'smell' room experience. We had a complementary two wine tasting, because we were staying at the super hotel across the street. Sadly we felt the staff were dismissive, and couldn't be bothered with us. Shame, we are wine drinkers, with money to spend.

Thank judy s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you're pressed for time but would like to explore a wide range of NZ wines, this is a good place to visit. Familiarise yourself with notes in the 'aroma room' and go on to taste a range of reds or whites whilst watching a video about the wines in the on site cinema. Large selection of local wines for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I popped into the NZ Wine Centre to enjoy the delights of the recent Spring Toast and gather up some Hawkes Bay wine treasure to take home. The centre was laid out in a tasting round-robin and I had wonderful parlay with all the stand controllers, who were knowledgeable and helpful. There was one particular lady who measured my palate... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

After all the hype this was a tremendously underwhelming experience mainly because of the lack of service. We were basically ignored, chose our own wine and left. There was no effort to explain to us about tours or tastings etc. just seemed like a posh bottle shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

My mom, sister, and I decided to do a wine tasting here and loved it. Sam was knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. She also gave us great tips and information for our travels around New Zealand. She helped us choose our wines to taste and we even sampled one of her favorites. Actually, her favorite chardonnay turned out to be our... More 

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