Passionate about growing the very best grapes, and making the finest wines. Described by Peter Saunders, wine critic and author as "the regional star of Matakana".
Fax: +64 9 422-9602
NZ Herald January 2011 - "Pick of the Bunch." Phil Parker's Top 10 selection of wineries to visit, from the Far North to Hawkes Bay, included Ascension Wine Estate.
Metro February 2011 - "Auckland's Top 20 Garden Bars" featured Ascension Wine Estate.
"The bistro reminded us of good family restaurants in Italy, alive with the enjoyment of company, food and wine." John Gardner, Weekend Herald 'Canvas' June 2010.
"Anyone with even the vaguest interest in food or wine is drawn to this winery as a fly to a web." Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, 'Air New Zealand Magazine'.
"The food is so light, fresh and delicious that it is almost mandatory to stop here on any drive north." Joëlle Thomson, wine writer & author of 'Under $20 Wine Guide'.
Wine Tasting & Cellar Door Sales open EVERY day...
Mon-Fri: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Weekends & holidays: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bistro open EVERY day...Mon-Fri: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Weekends: 11:30am - 4:00pm. We are often fully booked on weekends in particular - we recommend making your reservation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment on 09 422-9601 ext 1 or restaurant@AscensionWine.co.nz.
(N.B. Kitchen closes 15 minutes before the restaurant.) We open in the evening only for private events and functions. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays from Easter to Labour Weekend.
• Half way between Warkworth & Matakana township.
• 39 minutes north of Auckland Harbour Bridge.