Cellar Door

Mission is proud of being New Zealand’s oldest winery. We look forward to sharing our wine and our rich history with guests in a beautiful setting that embraces the old and new.

Our Cellar Door tastings are hosted in the Grande Maison, an elegantly restored seminary building nestled in the Taradale hills, offering visitors sweeping views of the vineyards and the coast beyond.

Join us for a tasting in the beautiful and elegantly restored seminary building.

Sample a range of premium wines, learn about our heritage and the extraordinary history of the Mission and the Missionaries who built it from our Cellar Door Hosts.

Tasting Options

Premium Hosted Tasting $15pp

Hosted tasting of 6 seasonally selected wines from our premium tiers. We will guide you through the wines and provide a commentary of the Mission Estate History. 

Take home a complimentary souvenir glass from Mission Estate.

For groups of 2-12, 30-40 mins

Platinum Hosted Tasting $45pp

Platinum Hosted Tasting $45 per person – limited availability and must be pre-booked.

A hosted tasting of six very special wines. The selection will include two wines from our Huchet range, plus a seasonal mix of Jewelstone, limited edition or pre-release wines dependent on availability. We will guide you through the wines and the Mission history, with limited edition buying privileges extended to all tasters.

Take home a complimentary souvenir glass from Mission Estate.

For small groups, min 2 – max 6. Book today on 06 845 935

Self-Guided Tastings $10pp

Alternative self-guided tastings of 4 pre-selected wines are available and include wine tasting notes.  For Groups 1-6.

Visit the Grounds and Cellar

If you are not tasting wines, you are invited to walk in our grounds, take in the view of the home vineyard and visit the display in our Cellar.

Cellar door opening hours

NB: Wine tastings take 45 minutes.

Contact the Cellar Door

Bookings Recommended

We highly recommend booking for tastings, as we can get very busy on weekends, during holidays, and between Labour Weekend to Easter.

* For large groups please contact us for specific arrangements

* Bus tours; prior booking only

For more information please contact the cellar door