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Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland

480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-422 9601
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Wine Tasting Tour

Stopped briefly for a tasting on wine tour--visited 5 wineries and have to say this was one of our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jaybeeFL
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Florida
Disappointed on what should have been my best day

We had our wedding here in March 2017 and we had high expectations that it would turn out to be our... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
jackiie88
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Ascension is a beautiful vineyard in Matakana just 40 minutes north of Auckland. With our own rustic cellar door and restaurant we are the perfect location for wine tasting and lunch. We also host stunning weddings and stylish corporate events in the Belfry our fully self contained Function Centre. Life is too short to drink boring wine! Our philosophy has evolved to craft small quantities of distinctive, terroir-driven wines from both traditional and very unusual varieties. Expensive techniques regarded as "special" by many wineries, such as cane pruning, extensive leaf plucking, crop thinning and hand harvesting, are standard here. We make small batches of our handcrafted wines, which you can only buy through our cellar door, restaurant or website. The best way to experience Ascension is to visit us! We look forward to sharing Ascension with you because it is not just a business for us. It's our life.
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480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped briefly for a tasting on wine tour--visited 5 wineries and have to say this was one of our least favorites. Wines were limited as we prefer whites; they had several available but they were just OK' nothing memorable. The staff member who did the...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We had our wedding here in March 2017 and we had high expectations that it would turn out to be our perfect day, but it didn't. Change of ownership meant plans that had been made had to be changed, the food menu got changed on...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Made a point of visiting Ascension Winery today as I had heard it was worth while. Bad mistake, very disappointed, opened the front door and waited and waited and waited and waited, rang the bell and waited and waited some more. No one to be...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I attended a friends wedding at Ascension Wine Estate. Firstly we were amazed by the beautiful surroundings. There si vinyard next to the restaurant with romantic venue for outdoor wedding with option for indoor wedding in a winery. My favourite spot is next to a...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here today- a shared platter and some wine from their cellars. As always, everything was delicious and well-presented, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the grounds around were tended with obvious care making our afternoon a most enjoyable one! Well...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We just popped in for a tasting. It was how we remembered it, warm friendly staff and great wine. Absolutely fabulous port. And the will courier your order... atleast to Wellington!

Thank Shawn C
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Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks Shawn , we have just bottled a new port batch which is the best we have had so far ...

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Notwithstanding rainshowers and storm warnings we took advantage of a GrabOne luncheon platter special and were delighted to find sunshine and beautiful surroundings in which to enjoy our lunch platter plus desert / coffee. The platter consisted of typical selection of breads,biscuits, meats, cheeses and...More

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Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks Peter , we are glad you enjoyed whole experience at the Ascension

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, just as excellent service. Lovely enthusiastic staff excited about the food they are placing in front of you.

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Ascensionwine, Public Relations Manager at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Hi Karen, thanks a lot for your fantastic review. We appreciate your positive response to our staff and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Ascension Team

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were well received for our lunch visit, but did feel that it was a little stiff, & not really friendly. This feeling lasted throught our visit. We were shown to our well situated table promptly, & as we had indicated when booking that we...More

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Ascensionwine, Public Relations Manager at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi Robert! Thanks for your review. It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed the platter - and the wine! The views here are amazing and we are glad that you enjoyed the courtyard. Sorry to hear that you did not feel that the staff...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We had our wedding at Ascension a few weeks ago and I wish we could go back and re-live it over again. The staff at Ascension went above and beyond what were ever expected. It was truly a fairy tale wedding. Thank you again!

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Ascensionwine, Public Relations Manager at Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi Melissa! What an amazing review. We are so glad to hear that we could help to make your dream wedding come true. Hope you are well and we hope to see you again for a visit soon! Our pleasure - from the Ascension Team

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