Elephant Hill
Elephant Hill
4.5
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Established in 2003, Elephant Hill is located within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean on the idyllic Te Awanga coast of Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island. The winemaking at Elephant Hill is driven by tradition while not losing sight of what innovation can bring to the blend. Our aim is to make wines that are balanced and elegant and a true expression of the vineyards they come from. Attention to detail, hard work and an absolute commitment to quality are the hallmarks of both our viticulture and winemaking.
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onegreenbee
Cashmere, WA145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our tasting experience here was the very best of our travels in New Zealand. Not only did we find several wines to take home with us, but the pacing, information, and service (including a couple extra wines added to compare to ones we were enjoying) were excellent. Highly recommend!
Written 11 March 2024
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704jeremyb
Dorking, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great tasting from Ellie who did a splendid job of bringing the wines to life with local stories and technical information on the wines. Sometimes you feel that the staff employed in other wineries are reading the information of a card but not in Ellie’s case. I loved the setting just a stones throw from the sea and the winery is ultra modern.

Almost forgot the wines and cheese platters are super tasty and great value
Written 19 December 2023
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Sophie C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Incredible wine tasting experience with a guy who talked us through all the local wines with vast knowledge and insight. Very generous with the pours! Thoroughly recommend.
Written 4 April 2023
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Linda K
New York City, NY87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We walked in and the staff were very accommodating and very knowledgeable. It is a lovely atmosphere with views of the vineyards as well as the ocean. Very relaxed and great service. The wines are fantastic, particularly on the high end. The visit was very enjoyable and makes you want to buy more of their wines.
Written 8 February 2023
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Kerrin S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We popped infor a wine tasting was so pleased we did the experience was fabulous from our greeting when we arrived to very knowledgeable Lee who ran through the wines we had chosen to taste from there full selection of wines excellent value Really was a relaxed pleasant way to spend a few hours. Highly recommend this vineyard
Written 1 February 2023
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dandeluxnz
Auckland Central, New Zealand189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Amazing location for wine tasting whilst looking out to the beautiful costal views.
The tasting was exceptional and kept you well informed. Can try up to 4 wines per person and which means two of you can try up to 8 wines before you buy your favourite bottles on the way out!
Written 19 December 2022
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_weslaird
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Spent wonderful morn being looked after by the lovey Lee, who was amazing. Chardonnay was yum. Ngaa mihi
Written 5 November 2022
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Debbie H
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Thank you Elephant Hill for the most welcoming, knowledgeable, friendly service when doing a wine tasting last week! I had been there just over a year ago - It was such a great experience that I took my niece from the UK. (She was only in Hawkes Bay for one day). We were greeted by the lovely Thembi. What a gorgeous lady she is! I remembered her straight away from the previous year. Apart from the beautiful wine, it was that warm welcome that had stuck in my mind last time. Both my niece and I loved the experience and I learnt a bit more about Elephant Hill wine...and of course left with a few favourites! Thank you Thembi... I'll be bringing more people back when in Hawkes Bay. : )
Written 22 August 2022
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hannah
Christchurch, New Zealand269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We thought Elephant Hill is just famous for its view and posts by instagram celebrities, but we were wrong.
The whole wine tasting experience was enjoyable. The staff was professional and knowledgeable.
We love all their Chardonnay that are so characteristic, complex and layers of notes.
The red was nice too but not our favourite.

The view was beautiful too.

Book ahead.
Highly recommended.
Written 14 May 2022
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Peter Roberts
Akaroa, New Zealand62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Outstanding service and experience. Great platter and wine tasting. Quality wines with amazing views. A must visit. 🍷🍷
Written 21 February 2022
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