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Stylish, warm and inviting, Elephant Hill is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy delicious stunning wines whilst taking in breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean and vineyard.

Elephant Hill Restaurant has been closed under New Zealand’s COVID-19 restrictions. Reluctantly, we have made the decision it will not re-open. Looking toward the future, we are committed to evolving the unique Elephant Hill wine experience and showcasing our philosophy of excellence and innovation that is at the heart of everything we do. We very much look forward to welcoming visitors, local and international back to the Winery in the not-too-distant future. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has dined with us over the years.


Wine tasting

Our Cellar Door hosts will take you through a tasting of four current release wines and
talk you through the Elephant Hill history and winemaking philosophy. 
Bookings are preferred, email for group size larger than 8

11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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