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Sileni Estates

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Address: 2016 Maraekakaho Road, Hastings 4171, New Zealand
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+64 6-879 8768
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine,...

In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, vineyards and theatre. When there was something to be celebrated, the Sileni were always on hand to encourage enjoyment of delicious food, great wine and social interaction. Named in their honour, Sileni Estates produces a range of wines from Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough, made to be great collaborators with a talent for enhancing flavours and textures.

Sileni Estates Cellar Door is the complete food and wine destination. Enjoy artisan chocolates, local food products and local and international cheese from the climate controlled cheese larder, unique giftware completes the experience. The Cellar Door also offers a full range of internationally acclaimed, award-winning wines including the very best Hawke's Bay Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah, plus the popular Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Learn about the art of winemaking by booking a winery or vineyard tour.

Voted one of the best food and wine destinations in the country the Sileni winery offers stunning architecture and iconic vineyard views all year round, right in the heart of the Bridge Pa Wine district. The perfect venue for a winery wedding, conference or private event.

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You would not believe how great this wine tasting is. Trev who served us a tasting was fantastic Very entertaining and guess what the wine is the greatest I have ever tasted I'm... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would not believe how great this wine tasting is. Trev who served us a tasting was fantastic Very entertaining and guess what the wine is the greatest I have ever tasted I'm sure you will enjoy it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a small group of international business guests. They were treated to a wonderful experience. Thanks to an outstanding team at Sileni.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best winery in the area with respect to wine, gifts, and service. Anne was remarkably attentive, enthusiastic, and helpful during our two visits. We even returned back a week later to change a t-shirt size and able to do so easily! And of course found more gifts that we couldn't resist! We will definitely be back for more on our... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival I was excited to taste the wines at Sileni Estates having heard it was the best in the area. Unfortunately I left with a sour taste in my mouth. We arrived at 4:25 pm for a tasting. The staff in the shop said they stopped tasting at 4:30. Which was fine our group bought glasses of wine to... More 

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Thank Ali H
Sileni, CEO at Sileni Estates, responded to this review

Dear Ali We are sorry to hear of your experience at our Cellar Door during your recent visit. The issue you have raised will most certainly be addressed to ensure it doesn’t happen again, or stand in the way of you and your friends visiting Sileni Estates in the future. We do hope to see you again and appreciate your... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visited Sileni for a wine tasting as part of my partner's birthday. Trev took us for our tasting and really looked after us. His tasting was fun, yet interesting and informative. He clearly knows the industry very well and is an asset to the cellar door. The shop area was great to have a look around. As I work in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Part of our wine tour took us to Sileni - which was awesome!!! The property was stunning and the wine tasting informative and casual. The Manager Anne was awesome. She provided tips on things to do and see in Napier / Hastings and also provided some great tips as we moved West and South on the North Island ... The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Anne and Trev were lovely, chatty and very helpful, making great recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to try in the local region.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We visited this winery as part of a wine tasting tour. After visiting 2 other places where the hosts were eager to share their knowledge here it was very rushed.

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Thank 11Judith
Sileni, CEO at Sileni Estates, responded to this review

Dear Judith Thank you for your feedback and letting us know about your experience during your tour. I am sorry that you were not given the time that you had hoped for. We will address this issue and ensure that more time and information is given to those that visit. We do hope you will return to the Sileni Cellar... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Was having a nice time wine tasting then the old lady who works there interupted our tasting, moved our 'go pro' and said we should have asked first to film. Strange as we were filiming ourselves hahaha. After telling our experience to quite a few other people a lot have agreed that the customer service is shocking and has heard... More 

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Thank Helen S
Sileni, CEO at Sileni Estates, responded to this review

Dear Helen We are sorry to hear of your experience at our Cellar Door during your visit in December. The issue you have raised will most certainly be addressed to ensure it doesn’t happen again, or stand in the way of you and your friends visiting Sileni Estates in the future. We do hope to see you again and appreciate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife insisted we go here. I was hesitant because it was annoyingly far from Napier. But as we entered the long driveway, I had this urge to give it to my 1 litre engine hire car and try and reach its top speed of 80km/h. At first I did, but as the revo-o-metre hit the red line, my wife... More 

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