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Esk Valley Estate Winery

Esk Valley Estate Winery Review

Winemaker Gordon Russell produces merlot, syrah, and blends with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and malbec in various combinations, including a rare and expensive red simply called The Terraces. White varieties include chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, verdelho, chenin blanc, and pinot gris. Look for the Wine-Makers reserve versions of chardonnay, syrah, and merlot-malbec blend to find out what he has done with the best grapes from given years. The winery stands on a north-facing hillside, ensuring it captures full sun; it's 12 km (8 mi) north of Napier, just north of the town of Bay View before Highways 2 and 5 split.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 745 Main Rd., Bay View | Map It
  • Phone: 06/872–7430
  • Hours: Summer daily 10–5, Winter Mon-Sat 10-5. Tours by appointment
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  • Location: Hawke's Bay
Updated: 02-18-2014

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