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Stylish, warm & inviting Elephant Hill in Hawke’s Bay is just the spot to relax & enjoy fine wines whilst taking in breathtaking views over the vineyard & Pacific Ocean.


Cellar Door Shop & Wine Tastings

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
REOPEN THURSDAY-MONDAY from 28th December 2023 onwards

Wine tastings are available at the Cellar Door, where our hosts will take you through a tasting experience from the full range of Elephant Hill current release wines.

All wine & wine tastings will be served seated at tables in the light and spacious interior main room, or the luxurious sunken lounge, and in good weather, on our vineyard outdoor deck where tables and more casual seating is available. All areas are well positioned to take in the beautiful and expansive views of our coastal vineyard, Cape Kidnappers and the Pacific Ocean. 

Price-Standard Tasting: $20/pp (waived with any 2 bottle wine purchase).

Bookings are preferred for all options, and can be made here on our website or by calling the Cellar Door on 06 872 6060 or emailing on



Situated above the Elephant Hill Winery Estate, Elephant Hill Lodge is an unsurpassed luxurious experience with breath-taking views over vines, the Pacific Ocean and the iconic Cape Kidnappers. Each room has been designed to nurture the heart and soul.

Nearly twenty years ago, my parents Reydan and the late Roger, fell in love with New Zealand and a piece of land on the beautiful coast of Te Awanga. Back then, it was merely a plot of bare land, quite an untidy deer farm that had been abandoned to the elements for decades.

Their vision for the land was simple: To create a world-class winery, restaurant and owners’ lodge of exceptional technical and artistic calibre, amidst the vines. The grapes would be the source of the best wines that Hawke’s Bay could produce, handcrafted and genuine.

By making the lodge available to select guests, I hope you experience the same fascination for this unique location and treasure in Hawke´s Bay as my parents have.

Enjoy your stay.

Andreas Weiss
CEO of Elephant Hill