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CHURCH ROAD

The CHURCH ROAD EXPERIENCES

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The art of creation, only produced in exceptional vintages. Taste through our current release TOM range, as well as feature cellar aged TOM wines chosen by our team.

DURATION

Approximately 45 to 60 minutes

AVAILABILITY

Thursday through Monday from 10.30am;
the last Icon Tasting is at 3.30pm.
Bookings are essential December through February.

COST

$75 per person

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Flavour of Place Tasting

Discover a singular expression of place in this tasting of the Church Road 1 collection. In the creation of Church Road 1, our winemakers seek to encapsulate the unique terroir of a single vineyard and a varietal’s characteristics with minimal intervention and maximal expression.

DURATION

Approximately 30 minutes

AVAILABILITY

Thursday through Monday from 10.30am; the last tasting is at 4.00pm.
Bookings are essential December through February.

COST

$40 per person

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Inspired By the Bay Tasting

Experience the best fruit sourced across the entirety of the Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago regions in this tasting of the Church Road Grand Reserve collection. These highly-decorated wines are the culmination of over 125 years of a steadfast commitment to honouring our heritage, tradition and craftsmanship.

DURATION

Approximately 30 minutes

AVAILABILITY

Thursday through Monday from 10.30am; the last tasting is at 4.00pm.
Bookings are essential December through February.

COST

$25 per person

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Innovation Tasting

Discover how Church Road balances fidelity to our unique heritage and traditions with a commitment to continual reinvention in our Innovation Tasting. Explore some of the most unique varietals sourced across our vineyards while learning more about our winemaking techniques.

DURATION

Approximately 30 minutes

AVAILABILITY

Thursday through Monday from 10.30am; the last tasting is at 4.00pm.
Bookings are essential December through February.

COST

$15 per person

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Church Road Group Tasting

Church Road wines are best enjoyed in the company of friends. Our Group Tasting is the perfect environment in which to experience the spectrum of our collection, including our Blanc de Blancs, two wines exclusive to our cellar door, and two highly-awarded Grand Reserve wines. This experience is best suited to groups of nine or more.

DURATION

Approximately 45 minutes

AVAILABILITY

Thursday through Monday from 10.30am; the last tasting is at 3.30pm.
Bookings are essential December through February.

COST

$25 per person

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TOM Experience

Discover the iconic Church Road TOM collection through an intimate wine flight experience within the atmospheric surroundings of our underground museum. Reflecting the exceptional terroir of Hawke’s Bay, as well as the considered viticulture and masterful techniques of our winemakers, these wines are only produced during outstanding vintages using superior parcels of fruit to craft wines that show exceptional character and quality. Be expertly guided through current and back vintage TOM wines as you explore the philosophy and character of our flagship range — produced as a tribute to our groundbreaking founder, Tom McDonald — while enjoying complementary savoury bites.

DURATION

1.5 hours

AVAILABILITY

Thursday through Monday at 11.00am, bookings essential at least 48 hours in advance.
Two people minimum, six people maximum.
Please inform us of any dietaries upon booking.

COST

$190 per person

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Legacy Experience

Immerse yourself in the past, present and future of Church Road with our Legacy Experience. Learn more about our winemaking philosophy as you sample some of our pre-release wines, enjoy the barrel halls, caves and an historical underground museum before concluding the experience with an in-depth wine tasting.

DURATION

1 to 1.5 hours

AVAILABILITY

Two people minimum, 20 people maximum.
Larger groups by prior arrangement.
*This is not a private experience. To book a private experience, please contact thecellardoor@churchroad.co.nz.

COST

$60 per person

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Gwen Experience

Church Road’s Gwen wines are a fitting tribute to the wife of our pioneering winemaker Tom McDonald, Florence Gwendolen Brown. The Gwen collection is comprised of exceptionally elegant wines perfectly suited to long summer lunches and refined aperitifs, best shared in the company of friends. Discover the story of the collection’s namesake in this guided experience, which includes a blind tasting challenge , before retiring to the shaded lawns of our beautiful cellar door park.

DURATION

Approximately 25 minutes

AVAILABILITY

Available upon request.
Two people minimum, six people maximum.
Bookings are essential at least one day in advance.

COST

$50 per person Includes a tasting of our Gwen range and a souvenir glass.

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Orton’s at 
Church Road

At Church Road our lunch menu reflects our winemaking philosophy by combining traditional influences and locally sourced produce. Our restaurant partner, Orton’s, offers an a la carte menu with delicious platter options, generous mains, and delightful desserts.  All dishes have been expertly matched to Church Road wines by our Chief Winemaker Chris Scott, offering guests a complete wine and food experience.

à la carte Menu inside Tom McDonald Cellar

Outdoor Menu

Beverage List

OPENING HOURS

Thursday – Monday

11:30am – 2:30pm

Bookings are highly reccomended.

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Private Functions

We are situated within the Taradale township, in beautiful country surroundings near Napier in Hawke’s Bay.

Our historic winery is a beautiful space popular for weddings, and we also offer a stunning garden ceremony option that can be utilised for drinks and canapés.
There’s no need to go off-site for your wedding
photographs. Wedding parties love our award-winning 
gardens and underground cellars for the spectacular
backdrops they provide.

Our beautiful grounds can be used to capture your special day and fill your album with unforgettable memories.

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EVENTS for EVERYONE

Gwen Summer Sessions Min
OCTOBER 2024 — APRIL 2025

Gwen Summer Sessions

Live music from 12.00pm to 4.30pm. Tickets $3 at the door. Family and dog friendly. We will have delicious food and our wine selection available, as well as low and non-alcoholic options.

Bring your picnic rug or chair, your friends and family and come along to enjoy the beautiful Hawke’s Bay Summer in our park.

2024 / 2025 events will be held once per month on a Sunday in the months of October, November, December, February, March and April.

Specific dates will be announced in the springtime.

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DATES COMING SOON

Concerts at Church Road

The Church Road park is home to concerts and events each summer. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and check here for all concert announcements.

Gwen Summer Sessions Min
OCTOBER 2024 — APRIL 2025

Gwen Summer Sessions

Live music from 12.00pm to 4.30pm. Tickets $3 at the door. Family and dog friendly. We will have delicious food and our wine selection available, as well as low and non-alcoholic options.

Bring your picnic rug or chair, your friends and family and come along to enjoy the beautiful Hawke’s Bay Summer in our park.

2024 / 2025 events will be held once per month on a Sunday in the months of October, November, December, February, March and April.

Specific dates will be announced in the springtime.

Church Road Brand Home 24 (1)
DATES COMING SOON

Concerts at Church Road

The Church Road park is home to concerts and events each summer. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and check here for all concert announcements.