Our Cellar Door is open year-round, seven days a week, from 10:30am until 4:30pm
We are a popular venue for functions, events, weddings and concerts and on occasion close early to accommodate these. Please contact the Cellar Door to confirm opening hours to avoid disappointment on the day.
Tastings are available all day, with bookings only required for groups of 6 or more.
The Behind the Scenes tour departs daily at 11:00am and runs for approximately an hour and a half
The Museum and Winery tour departs daily at 2:00pm and is approximately an hour long
We are closed on the following Public Holidays:
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day
For large group, private or tour operator bookings please call the Cellar Door on 06 833 8225 or email [email protected]
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Church Road Tastings and Experiences
The Cellar Door offers a range of activities for you to discover and experience Church Road, our wines and our 120-year-old history.
A variety of tastings are available giving guests the opportunity to explore our whole portfolio of wines including Cellar Door exclusive products and the prestigious TOM range.
We operate two tours daily, our morning Behind the Scenes tour and the afternoon Museum Winery tour.
The Behind the Scenes tour ($49pp) is an in depth look at the winemaking process. With glass in hand, this tour gives guests the opportunity to be walked through our fully operational winery, cellaring caves and museum as well as the chance to taste wines direct from tank and a prestige sensory food and wine tasting back in the Cellar. This tour is approximately one and a half hours long.
Our Museum and Winery tour ($20pp) is focussed on the rich history of Church Road Winery, wine making and the industry in Hawkes Bay. Guests have a guided tour of the museum, housed in our original underground wine tanks and finish in with an Innovation Tasting in our Tom McDonald Cellar. This tour is approximately one hour long.