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Sileni Estates

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In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, vineyards and theatre. When there was something to be celebrated, the Sileni were always on hand to encourage enjoyment of delicious food, great wine and social interaction...more
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2016 Maraekakaho Road, Hastings 4171, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Took a friend out here for a drink and hopefully something to eat, whilst the premises are impressive and the wine 'good'; the lack of food available and 'ho hum' service disappointed. Outside seating are was a bit tired, but at least Hawkes Bay put...More

Thank Dean H
Sileni, Administration Assistant at Sileni Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Dean, Thank you for your response, we will take your comments on board and look forward to seeing you in the summer. Kind regards, The team at Sileni

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This was our first wine tasting stop in Hastings and we were both very impressed, not only with the wines, but the warm welcome and generosity extended by Anne with a personal map of NZ highlighting local points of interest and how to avoid some...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

A rather disappointing part of our wine tour. The explanation of the wines produced here, we were told, come from other regions. I didn’t enjoy any of the testers we had - personal preference.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 March 2018

My time at Sileni was part of a cruise ship excursion, and out of the 3 wineries that we visited that day - the wine here was my favorite. The "guide" that spoke to us as we drank tasting after tasting was fun, funny, informative,...More

1  Thank TravelLoverBoston
Juliette L, Sales & Marketing at Sileni Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for for taking the time to review your visit to Sileni Estates Winery. We are so pleased you enjoyed the complete experience! We certainly hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise ship excursion and hope to see you back one day in...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

We started our tasting with their Circle Semillon 2013 - quite amazing. Not often you come across a straight Semillon especially one with some age. Didn't like the Straits Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - huge grapefruit/citrus nose & palate that would destroy the flavour of any...More

Thank A R H
Juliette L, Manager at Sileni Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you so much for visiting our Cellar Door and trying our range of wines. We are delighted that you found some you really liked and appreciated. All the best, The team at Sileni.

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited Sileni on 3 seperate occasions on wine tours and enjoyed my time there every visit! The wine lovely, they have a great gift shop with yummy chocolates & cheeses plus gifts. The setting is stunning and staff are friendly, I highly recommend a...More

Thank BeckyWilde
Juliette L, Sales and Marketing at Sileni Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your many visits to or Winery and Cellar Door. We hope to see you again soon! The team at Sileni Estates Winery.

Reviewed 23 January 2018

We stop by to have a glass of wine and some appetizers. The gentleman at the front line area was rude. Thought the appetizers almost 20 minutes later. The appetizer pizzas tasted fine nothing special. Probably will go back

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

The Sileni vineyard was recommended by a local and we are so grateful. Not only was it a great setting, the gift shop comprehensive and the wine tasting fun, but the manager (Anne) made it a time to remember. A fun and knowledgeable lady, she...More

Thank john g
Juliette L, Sales & Marketing at Sileni Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you! It was an absolute delight hosting you at the Sileni Estates Cellar Door. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and can take away some great memories. Enjoy the rest of your stay. Take care and hope to see you again!...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Anne and Trevor are absolutely amazing! What an awesome experience made us feel So welcomed we will be back for sure! Plus the wine was amazing as well

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Juliette L, Sales & Marketing at Sileni Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you Melanie for your lovely words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the winery and we look forward to seeing you again soon! It was a pleasure hosting you.

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Sileni right before Christmas and it was fantastic!! I would definitely give this place a try and I'm sure you'll enjoy your experience! The woman who served our tasting was very helpful and informative. She gave us a map of the whole country...More

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