– Our Location-
The founders of the vineyard, had worked in Tuscany for many years prior to establishing their own estate in Hawke’s Bay. For them it was only a question of where to start up in New Zealand. They were keen to find an area with “poor soil” that is found in the best wine growing regions in the world.
They were one of the first to risk their entire livelihood in this area of “poor soil”. They decided to establish themselves in the as yet “undesignated” area of what today is known as the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District in Hawke’s Bay.
Hawke’s Bay was already a leading winegrowing district in New Zealand, but the 800 hectares pocket of this particular free-draining gravel soil (Gimblett Gravels) was still largely unused wasteland. Recognising the great potential of the favourable combination of climate and site for the production of super-premium red wines, they decided to establish Unison Vineyard in this location.
– Visit Us-
Unison Vineyard warmly welcomes all visitors to the Cellar Door. Enjoy tasting our handcrafted wines, hosted by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Renowned hospitality, personable and informal. Experience our wine, seated in a relaxed indoor or outdoor environment.
Tours & group bookings of 8 or more by appointment.
Saturdays 11am to 5pm
. You can order wine through our shop and delivery is free in NZ at the moment.
– Dine With us-
The Gravels Eatery
In the heart of the Gimblett Gravels our Mediterranean style eatery caters for everyone. Fresh local produce is crafted into Mediterranean inspired dishes. Our famous platters and cheeseboards, along with seasonal specials of course all matched with our handcrafted fine wines enable you to linger for a long lunch.
11am to 5pm Saturdays
Due to COVID restrictions our menu will be platters and cheese plates for the time being.
We will reopen fully with a new spring time menu in time for labour weekend. Please contact us if you need further information.
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