We loved visiting Esk Valley winery. The wines were delicious (our favourites were the Chardonnay and merlot blend) and the server was lovely. Would recommend
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Went for a tasting with a mix of friends - some, like myself, experienced wine drinkers while others in our group it was their first time. Extremely knowledgable and lovely staff with an excellent range of wines. The late harvest Chenin Blanc was a standout!
Enjoyed the tasting and chatting with the member of staff. Not as commercial as many of the tasting rooms but that made it all the more charming.
Might have been just us but we weren't treated to the same level f experience as others. The server was friendly enough but didn't really invite us to taste the wines. We asked to taste two wines, got them with no explanation. Both were lovely...More
What a delightful experience. Our second visit to a winery and poles apart from Black Barn that left us speechless by disengaged staff. Esk lovely and engaging young female staff member. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. The four of us walked away with our arms loaded...More
First we were greeted with some amazing views! Then the two lovely staff members were very welcoming and clearly knowledgeable about the wines. There was nowhere to sit inside though and no music playing so it felt a little uncomfortable at times as we were...More
We've been here before but this time came as a tour group. Very nice tasting and we liberated a bottle or two or three to take home with us. Sue was a very pleasant hostess and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There are some who...More
You have to pay for tasting unless you buy wine. We found this policy inappropriate and unusual in Hawkes Bay. While this winery has a good range of interesting white wines, the reds were less impressive