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“Fabulous wine and amazing knowledge”
Review of Ash Ridge Winery

Ash Ridge Winery
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US$34.18*
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Hawkes Bay Wineries Self-Guided Bike Tour
Ranked #9 of 39 things to do in Hastings
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Owner description: Welcome to Ash Ridge Wines, the home of limited-edition New Zealand wines. Our wines are all hand-crafted, single estate wines which reflect the unique vineyard location, the passion for wine making and the premium quality that we make.
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fabulous wine and amazing knowledge”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

An amzing wine tasiting hosted by very friendly knowledgeable staff. A casual approach made it all the more enjoyable!

Visited February 2013
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Hawke's Bay
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11 reviews
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“A Boutique Winery not to be missed!”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Being a Hawke's Bay local I thought I had visited every winery that our region has to offer, however I was wrong! I recently went on a wine tour with Odyssey New Zealand and our tour driver Samuel made the great suggestion of making this a stop on our day long tour. Ash Ridge is an absolute gem! We sampled half a dozen wines which were all very impressive and were guided through the tasting by a very knowledgeable and friendly member of staff - Lauren. We sampled a great selection of whites and reds - I can highly recommend both the 2011 Chardonnay & Viognier, as well as the 2010 Merlot Cabernet. Lauren was an excellent host to our group and was most accommodating, even producing a bottle of their unique Ritzling for us to try!
Before we left, I was given a flyer advertising a Boutique Wine Festival at Ash Ridge on March 3. Having had such a positive experience at the Ash Ridge Cellar Door, I then returned with some friends for this fantastic event. Ash Ridge put on a great day, with live music, food and of course a great selection of wine. Many Boutique Wineries attended the event and showcased their superbly crafted wines for just a $5 entry fee. We tasted some amazing wines and had a fantastic day in the Hawke's Bay sunshine. Thanks so much to Lauren for recommending we return for the festival - you can be sure we'll be back to Ash Ridge to restock our cellars one day soon!

Visited March 2013
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Napier, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Magic day in the Bay sun”
Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

Best vineyard visit of the day. With added bonus of 2012 Chardonnay bottled and tasted today. The excitement from the winemaker was truly infectious

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10 reviews
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“Nice Cafe on Bike Trail”
Reviewed 5 February 2013 via mobile

Called in on our Waiitangi Day holiday bike ride on the excellent bike trail. Really nice place to stop and enjoy a break. Service is focused and timely. Great asset for the wine region.

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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Simply the best”
Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

We called into Ash Ridge on a sunny Tuesday afternoon.

This was the best winery we visited in Hawkes Bay (and we visited a few).

Great wines, friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you only visit one winery in Hawkes Bay make sure this is it!

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