About Mission Estate Winery

Mission Estate is a multi-award-winning winery and an iconic New Zealand landmark located in the heart of Hawke’s Bay.  Established in 1851 by French missionaries, it is New Zealand’s oldest winery and home to a heritage like no other.

Paul Mooney, our passionate winemaker since 1979, crafts a wide range of classic red and white varietals characterised by purity of flavour, finesse and delicacy.  Trained by the Marist Brothers themselves, Paul imparts the very essence of Mission’s French heritage winemaking philosophy into both our Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough wines.

Visit us at our Cellar Door or Restaurant in the elegantly restored seminary building and enjoy one of the finest views over Napier out towards the sea, learn about our history and sample our lovingly crafted wines.



Year First Grapes Crushed


Own Vineyard GGWD

17 Hectares


Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah


Retail, online and cellar door


Paul Mooney

Mission Estate Winery

198 Church Road, Greenmeadows, Napier
PO Box 7043, Taradale
Telephone: (06) 845 9350
Email: Click here

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