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The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant

305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
+64 9-964 0565
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Our unique 80 acre estate is located just 35mins drive from the CBD in the heart of Auckland's wine country. With a Cellar Door, Cafe, roaming gardens, event spaces and our newly opened Restaurant, as well as a fully functioning winery and bottling works, The Hunting Lodge has it all. The history of the Hunting Lodge goes back to 1868, so almost everyone in the area has a yarn from over the years. The current owners’ story goes back to the 1970’s, seeing their children grow up amongst the vines. They’re proud to be able to share this beautiful site with you and let the stories continue. So whether you choose to play petanque in the Family Zone surrounded by the olive grove and kids play area, or find a romantic spot amongst the vines, this vineyard garden is all about truly delicious wine and food that can be enjoyed in a backdrop that makes memories of any occasion.
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305 - 307 Waikoukou Valley Road, Waimauku, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
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+64 9-964 0565
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our flight attendant friend who was in town for 2 days for a wine tasting at Hunting Lodge because we didn't know much about them and were curious. We were intending to make just a little stop, but ended up staying there for...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Weenstm, for your positive feedback about your tasting experience. We are fortunate to have great staff including Rota and Michelle who are passionate about the product and story of The Hunting Lodge. Rota always knows how to tell a good story. We also have...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a shame that a lot of money has been spent on reforming the restaurant and they forgot to install heating in a room that has two entrance doors facing each other at either side of the dining area. Very strange to see all of...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Benjamin for taking the time to provide us feedback. Please be reassured that as part of the restoration investment, we have installed heating to ensure the restaurant is cosy during the colder nights, especially being conscious that it is an historic homestead. However it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to have lunch, good selection of food and excellent selection of wines (produced mostly on site), amazingly friendly and help-full staff. Go there,iot s nice drive from Auckland, the former Matua Winery, it s a bit of a secret place of the beaten...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Bapu R for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our wines. We look forward to the opportunity to hosting you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Lots of dining options at the Hunting Lodge, from a full restaurant to a cafe offering cabinet food/menu. A great mix of spaces both inside an old villa to dining on the lawn which is great for families. The pizza oven was just being fired...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks 67TravelBug67 for your fantastic feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at our cafe. Since taking ownership in 2016 the Sutton family have been lovingly restoring the destination with the help of close family and friends and some passionate locals creating...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Another meal at The Hunting Lodge for Locals night, and once again we have a marvellous meal. We are delighted to finally find a local restaurant that serves excellent food, has wonderful staff . Janet who is the restaurant manager is a credit to the...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks Samantha for this fab review. Since taking ownership in 2016 the Sutton family have been lovingly restoring the destination with the help of close family and friends and some passionate locals. We are very fortunate to have great staff on board to improve the...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Had a truly wonderful time mid-week at The Hunting Lodge Winery. Fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable service from Rota was a delight, and the wines he served perfectly complimented our shared cheese platter . We couldn't have asked for a better experience for our friends visiting...More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank Rosina for your positive review and happy that your overseas friends enjoyed their visit also. Rota is passionate about wine and hospitality and it really shows through his service and presentations during his wine tastings, we are fortunate to have him as part of...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for my birthday lunch. Awesome place for all types of groups, worth the drive from the city. The wood fire pizza and platters are delish! And the wine is top notch. Rota was particularly hospitable and knowledgeable! Thanks Hunting Lodge!More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks Alexandra and Happy Birthday. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our Cellar Door & Cafe. We are very fortunate to have Rota, he loves what he does and it definitely shows in his presentations during his wine tastings. We...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Great time with friends from overseas. Rota took care of us beyond expectation! Thank you for this enjoyable moment.

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks Nordyn, for your positive feedback! We are happy that you and your overseas friend enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Ok wine; the winery and grounds were quite attractive but as tastings go, would give it a C+. Much preferred the nearby Ransom Winery both for the wines and the lunch.More

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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. As a small family owned business, we are always looking for areas to improve so we will check out the other winery you mentioned that is based up North in Matakana to see how we can further...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Stopped by the Hunting Lodge as part of a wine tasting tour. The staff was all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The excellent conversations stand out much more than the wine - which wasn't bad either!

Thank Ryan M
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The_Hunting_Lodge_nz, Public Relations Manager at The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks Ryan for your positive feedback! We are lucky to have staff who are passionate about our story and want share it with customers who visit. We are happy you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again.

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