Esk Valley cellar door on the move

Esk Valley Cellar Door is on the move… from its long term home in Bay View, north of Napier in Hawke’s Bay, to State Highway 50 at Roy’s Hill.

The relocation will take place in August this year, says winemaker Gordon Russell, who has made wines for the Esk Valley brand for over two decades now.

“Esk Valley wines have been at the forefront of New Zealand wine since our first vintage in 1988. Renowned for our Merlot based Gimblett Gravels reds and The Terraces, Esk Valley has also been an industry pioneer bottling New Zealand’s first Verdelho in 2002, first Malbec in 1999 and pioneering the now well loved Hawke’s Bay Merlot, Malbec blend. We still hold dear to our artisanal values, including fermenting all our premium reds in concrete. This is what makes Esk Valley wines unique and special.”

More information will be published on the new cellar door when it is nearing completion. In the meantime customers can taste Esk Valley wines by appointment and buy online at

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