Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland

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Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland

Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Ascension is a beautiful vineyard in Matakana just 40 minutes north of Auckland. With our own rustic cellar door and restaurant we are the perfect location for wine tasting and lunch. We also host stunning weddings and stylish corporate events in the Belfry our fully self contained Function Centre. Life is too short to drink boring wine! Our philosophy has evolved to craft small quantities of distinctive, terroir-driven wines from both traditional and very unusual varieties. Expensive techniques regarded as "special" by many wineries, such as cane pruning, extensive leaf plucking, crop thinning and hand harvesting, are standard here. We make small batches of our handcrafted wines, which you can only buy through our cellar door, restaurant or website. The best way to experience Ascension is to visit us! We look forward to sharing Ascension with you because it is not just a business for us. It's our life.
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slewis2018
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
11/10
Mar. 2019 • Business
Ascension hosted a group of us last Saturday for wine tasting and cheese platters. The venue itself was incredible, the wine and cheese great, and the service was fantastic!

Already planning our next visit!
Written 28 March 2019
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Velya & Jakub
2 contributions
Great customer service and great venue for the big day
Mar. 2019 • Couples
I would like to say thank you to all staff and especially Marina. You have provided a great customer service. You are professional, helpful, understanding, kind and great team to work with. Marina always tried to meet our expectations and even more she always positively and nicely surprised us by doing her best to please us as their customers. The place is amazing. The food was great too. I am happy I have chosen this place as our wedding venue. I highly recommend everyone to go with this wine yard to celebrate your big day. Thank you very much for everything. I miss you all already, you were very helpful through out the preparation and organisational part of the wedding. Thank you for Raki, it was just in time, right before going to the ceremony. Once again, highly recommend, great team to work with! Great parking! Best regards and wishes to all of you, Velya and Jakub
Written 25 March 2019
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Take A Vow Weddings
Auckland Central, New Zealand16 contributions
Stunning Wedding & Event Venue
Jan. 2019 • Couples
I'm a wedding planner, and recently had the opportunity to work with Ascension Wine Estate on my clients wedding. Marina, Axel, Robert and the entire team were fantastic, and nothing was a problem. True professionals! The day ran really well, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for any function. A fabulous spot set in a beautiful spot!
Written 16 January 2019
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Hojo
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The most amazing wedding venue
Dec. 2018 • Couples
We have just celebrated our wedding here on Thursday (13.12.18) and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. The venue was absolutely stunning!!! We had so many people comment on what a gorgeous venue Ascension was. We couldn’t of been any happier!! The gardens are so amazing with all the beautiful jasmine growing and the vines climbing up the walls. A spectacular venue to get married in and it made for the most beautiful wedding photos. The service and organisation on the night/day of our wedding was second to none. The food and drinks were all superb!! Everyone was talking about how delicious the food was! (Especially that lamb belly - to do for!) Service was amazing from the bar staff to the chefs to the waiters and everyone who had a hand in helping to make sure our day went off without a hitch. We have to especially say a huge thank you to Marina - the most amazing wedding coordinator who organised our amazing day and night. She is so friendly, super helpful and organised, hardworking and went above and beyond! MARINA & THE ASCENSION - THANK YOU SO MUCH. We loved every minute of our day - couldn’t have asked for anything better or more beautiful. Hoana & Fras x
Written 14 December 2018
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kellyturner273
Hamilton, New Zealand2 contributions
Wine tasting - Exquisite
Apr. 2018 • Couples
This was our 3rd visit to Ascension. This time we came for wine tasting and a platter. Our hostess greeted us warmly and there were 2 other small groups in our tasting as well which was fun. She was very welcoming and knowledgeable, and she made great platter to go with the tasting.The wines were very good and we purchased "The Ascent" Chardonnay.
It was a very nice experience! I absolutely recommend to visit this place!
Written 17 May 2018
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ianedwards381
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Great service
Apr. 2018 • Friends
I have been to Ascension many times for lunch but this was my first visit for wine tasting and tour. I wanted something special, to learn something new, to try new wines and I was not disappointed.
The property is beautiful and the wines are special. The host spent so much time with us and answered our 100's of questions. We took friends who were visiting from Canada and they said it was the best wine tasting they have experienced.
We decided to make this an annual tradition for us and our friends.
Written 17 May 2018
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,594 contributions
Wine Tasting Tour
Feb. 2018 • Couples
Stopped briefly for a tasting on wine tour--visited 5 wineries and have to say this was one of our least favorites. Wines were limited as we prefer whites; they had several available but they were just OK' nothing memorable. The staff member who did the tasting was very good. Wouldn't rush back!
Written 22 April 2018
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Jackie v
Auckland Central, New Zealand60 contributions
Disappointed on what should have been my best day
Apr. 2017 • Couples
We had our wedding here in March 2017 and we had high expectations that it would turn out to be our perfect day, but it didn't. Change of ownership meant plans that had been made had to be changed, the food menu got changed on me last minute, the staff were rude and difficult to communicate with. They lost the list of wines that we had selected after our wine tasting so we ended up with some that weren't what we originally picked. Ridiculously expensive for what we ended up with. Firstly, our canapes for our guests post ceremony were average and not what I was expecting. It was raining on our day unfortunately, and to make matters worse their roof was leaking in an area that was meant for our guests to relax and enjoy before our reception. A lot of our guests ended up with under cooked bleeding chicken, the food was not the delicious food that we had tasted at our tasting day where we selected what we wanted for the day. To be honest, I would go as far to say that the food was disgusting. I hated it and was embarrassed by it. The staff were unhelpful with the music because we opted for our own music. We complained immediately after our wedding and were offered nothing without a fight and even then we got told we could go for lunch but would need to be done behind the owners back. Mate, why would we waste our time travelling to eat more raw chicken and poor food? I wouldn't recommend this venue to anyone to get married. Unfortunately it wasn't an experience I enjoyed and I wished we had gone for another winery in the area.
Written 16 March 2018
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adamcyrilnicoll
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
Lights on but no one home
Feb. 2018
Made a point of visiting Ascension Winery today as I had heard it was worth while. Bad mistake, very disappointed, opened the front door and waited and waited and waited and waited, rang the bell and waited and waited some more. No one to be seen, poked my head into the restaurant caught the attention of staff, no response, waited some more then left. Visiting from Auckland for the first time with my folks from the UK and will not be recommending this place to anyone. Bad example customer service.
Written 10 February 2018
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Andreja
ljubljana5 contributions
Great venue, delicious food and friendly staff!
Oct. 2017 • Couples
I attended a friends wedding at Ascension Wine Estate. Firstly we were amazed by the beautiful surroundings. There si vinyard next to the restaurant with romantic venue for outdoor wedding with option for indoor wedding in a winery. My favourite spot is next to a romantic fireplace where we chilled after the ceremony with great selection of Ascension wines and delicious fingerfood. Meals were delicious, staff was friendly and very helpful through all day and evening.
Written 30 October 2017
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