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The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant

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Our unique 80 acre estate is located just 35mins drive from the CBD in the heart of Auckland's wine country. With a Cellar Door, Cafe, roaming gardens, event spaces and our newly opened Restaurant, as well as a fully functioning winery and bottling...more
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305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We're lucky enough to call this piece of heaven "one of our local stops". We regularly hang out in the gardens for Pizza and wine on the weekends and really enjoy the chilled, family vibe that's always buzzing. Great pizza and of course delish wines!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claire_Beyers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special company night with amazing staff, service and great food. Very professional team and well organised. This is worth the trip and a perfect location venue for any ocassion.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tony D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family dinner here a few weeks back. The service was fantastic - we were well cared for by Anne. The kids were quickly fed and we were able to take them out to the lawn with lots of fun things to climb...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HelenBowen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

so the location, staff, and decor were great. it feels like a hunting lodge with lots of dead animals everywhere! very cool looking place. I tried 5 wines (about 30 total on my trip) from here and I (this is just me) wouldnt purchase any...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lisae75
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hey Lisae, I think you may have us confused with the Hunter's Lodge in the Republic of Macedonia, https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Restaurant_Review-g295110-d3810280-Reviews-Hunter_s_Lodge_Kamnik-Skopje_Skopje_Region.html We are a winery in New Zealand and as you seem interested in wine and restaurants we encourage you to come and visit if you are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday afternoon drinks and nibbles and soaking up the sunshine. Lots of toys and space for kids to have a bit of a play while the parents taste the latest liberty brewery creation. Tasty margherita pizzas too!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KoF127
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there, loving to hear that you are enjoying our newly opened Cellar Door & Lawn Bar featuring Liberty Beer. This all started from a friendly West Auckland rivalry between our chief winemaker Pete Turner and Liberty's Joe Wood. This rivalry turned into adoration, and...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place, set amongst the vineyards. Food was outstanding and staff very helpful and knowledgeable. We were given a sample of wine to taste before buying. A really lovely experience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrishight
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Chris, Thanks for your positive review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your night out.

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Most reviews are prompted by a criticism of some sort. In this case I cannot make one complaint or pick on tiny thing that made our experience anything less than perfect. We used to visit the Hunting Lodge some years ago when it was the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BobMcmu
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thanks Bob for taking the time to write this fantastic review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your entire visit at our restaurant. Since taking ownership in early 2016 the Sutton family have been lovingly restoring the estate with the help of...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We had the trust the chef menu and wine match which was fantastic and great value. The food was delicious and ample, the wine great and the service perfect. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable - giving just the right amount of info about everything and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thankyou for your great review and feedback. We are fortunate to have a great team who work hard to provide the best possible experience for all who visit. We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again in the near future!

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We had a very nice experience at The Hunting Lodge. The wine tasting was laid back and very interesting with a well informed guide. The wines had some great variety to which was nice, we purchased a few bottles. Then a casual lunch out on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarkJCC
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thanks Mark, great to here that you enjoyed your visit to our Cellar Door & Cafe. We have a great team on board who work hard to provide the best experience for all who visit. I will be sure to pass on this positive feedback...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Recently visited the Hunting Lodge with my girlfriend. Michelle served us all of our wines and she was absolutely fabulous, the wines were beautiful. Food looked great but unfortunately we had a big breakfast! We will be back for sure.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kirk R
The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hey Kirk, great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again soon!

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