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Ascension Winery

480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-422 9601
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We, as a group of wine enthusiasts descended on this winery with great expectations and we weren't disappointed by any means .From the knowledgeable person talking us through the tastings to the wait staff serving our delicious lunch it was pretty much faultless. A must...More

Thank Martin803
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

After waiting to get some attention so we could find out which table we were booked for, one of our party went across the room to ask the 3 wait staff whether we could be seated, their response was a panicked look at each other...More

Thank btdalton2014
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a varied platter of food that was presented well and tasted really good. Of course the wines were good.

Thank tomtom755
Reviewed 20 October 2017

When Ascension changed hands our family were concerned that all that they love about Ascension would change. This fear was definitely not realised. The calm, relaxed atmosphere of Ascension never changed. Hard working, friendly, professional Staff members remained the same. High quality food continued to...More

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Thought we should go and give it a try having bought a voucher. It was simply awesome, great content and presentation and well worth the money. Try it.

Thank Trevor-TJ
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Part of a smallish group who dined at Ascension recently. The bar man was very kind and friendly, but everything else was awful. Very slow to take orders, wrong entree arrived, main meal was tasteless and almost cold. We cancelled dessert.

Thank rrwallace2016
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We made a reservation (for 12th August) for a party of five booking via email and everything was confirmed late July. We booked accommodation and drove up from Hamilton for the special occasion - what occurred next was somewhat dumbfounding! As when we got to...More

1  Thank natashacubis
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Unfortunately due to the function being so large, we did have to close the restaurant for the night. We were under the impression that all customers were phoned and notified of this, including you. Please accept our apology for this inconvenience.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were a party of four and live locally so have been to this restaurant before. It's a beautiful setting but On this occasion were not sure if they changed the chef. Three of our party ordered lamb shanks. Call me old fashioned but when...More

2  Thank Alan A
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks Alan for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal even though nothing was left on your plates , your complaint about the lamb was acknowledged and you got a replacement meal at no cost . Lamb Shanks...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing .The waitress was very friendly. We loved the fireplace, made our experience very cosy. Food was very yum, I had the shpagetti di mare and Chardonnay it was delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank Jovana C
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks Jovana, We just bottled our 2016 Chardonnay , welcome to re visit us for tasting !

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The best place ever. Great relaxing room with the most unique fill to It. Great walk, great food, great service.

Thank Pedja M
Ascensionwine, Manager at Ascension Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks Pedja, Courtyard room is cozy with open fire in the winter , welcome to revisit us for wine tasting !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Matakana
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 9601
  • E-mail
Discover why this family-owned winery has been described by NZ wine author Peter Saunders as "the regional star of Matakana".Just 39 minutes north of the Auckland CBD, Ascension handcrafts critically-acclaimed wine from both rare and well known varieties and is home to a multi-award winning cellar door, Ascension Osteria restaurant and garden bar and a stunning functions centre for weddings, corporate and private events.Relax alfresco with views of vineyards, rolling farmland and the fountain courtyard which is planted with heirloom herbs and vegetables for Ascension's kitchen.
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