Smith & Sheth Oenothèque
Smith & Sheth Oenothèque
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Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
Walking into our urban tasting room in the heart of Havelock North isn’t just about tasting wine. For us, a tasting is about more than just what we pour into your glass. It’s about sharing something we’re passionate about with you. It’s about creating an experience. After all, often our favourite wines are the ones we have good memories and stories around, aren’t they? The experiences are what make wines more meaningful. A stylish snug of interior design, you’ll feel as though you’ve just walked into a friend’s home. And we expertly create a tasting that’s an extension of that feeling. Welcome, comfortable and at your own pace. Our Oenothèque is also a ‘home away from home’ for celebrated producer Pyramid Valley from North Canterbury. Both Smith & Sheth and Pyramid Valley tastings are a seated affair, guided by one of our senior staff members. You’ll be taken through a flight of our beautiful wines and stories, tailored with as much or as little detail as you prefer.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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DarienJim
Jupiter, FL292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I was not exactly sure what I was booking but S&S came highly recommended from our B&B hosts so we gave it a shot.

This is unlike any wine tasting I have ever done in the world, and I am a veteran of over 200+ wine tasting. Set in a large room with a massive big screen TV, this is part video, part lecture/class and part wine tasting. Some of the wines are exceptional (we bought 2 to take home to USA). Jason our host is extremely knowledgeable and I learned more about wine making and more about NZ wine in 2 hours then all the other wine tasting we did in NZ combined.

Not to be missed.
Written 7 January 2024
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Stacey
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Absolutely amazing place! Great vibe, great service, great wine. Zaymia was an outstanding host/wine enthusiast, thank you so much for having us!
Written 25 May 2023
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Alipa50
Wellington, New Zealand1,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This wine bar is a hidden treasure in the heart of Havelock North tucked behind Malo restaurant. The staff were super enthusiastic and lead us through a very informative wine tasting. We look forward to returning again for a selection of delicious top quality wines.
Written 26 January 2023
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Thanks so much for the lovely review, the team loved hosting you in our Oenothèque for your tasting. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 7 February 2023
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Artois
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
A smith and Sheth guided wine tasting is a must do!!. Jason guided us through a large selection of wines, with flair, knowledge and enthusiasm, as he clearly loves his job. The wine is fabulous

I’ve been to Smith and Sheth three times for a guided tasting, we are part of their wine club as well.

This is THE BEST tasting experience Hawke’s Bay has to offer.

Without a doubt. Go
Written 8 January 2023
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Chapstar
Auckland, New Zealand1,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Fantastic afternoon spent at Smith and Sheth. Jason was an amazing host and guided us through the wines and the history behind them. Will return.
Written 26 June 2022
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Sanjay S
Waikato Region, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Fantastic experience! The wines were exquisite and so soft on the taste buds. Above all, Mike made my experience worth-while! He elucidated all the facts about each single wine before serving the same. He is an asset to the business and definitely someone who should be cherished for his upbeat personality. Thank you Team, you made my Napier journey an incredible one!
Written 17 April 2022
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KapitiKiwis
Raumati Beach, New Zealand803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Great little wine bar, very friendly staff. Really nice indoor and outdoor seating. We only stopped in for a wine and a nibble, so did not stay for a meal, but had a great conversation with the host and had an enjoyable hour. Really enjoyed the wine.
Written 25 February 2022
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Shellonsea
UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Highly recommended. Lovely light food and such knowledgeable staff. The sommelier went out of his way to take us through the CRU’s. Oysters were freshly shucked, big fat and sweet. We ordered 6 wines for delivery to Auckland which they offer for free and we look forward to extending our experience. A little hard to find from the street as located in central courtyard to hotel but worth the effort.
Written 8 February 2022
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Epicurean76
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Such an amazing experience we went back 2 nights in a row! Unbelievable hospitality from an incredible staff that are full of passion and knowledgeable as you will find anywhere. Sonya and team were just so welcoming and the food and wines are seriously next level.
Written 13 January 2022
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Julia P
Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
For lovers of wine this is next level. Not just a tasting but a fully immersive wine experience. Learn the unique philosophy of Smith and Sheth through stories and audio visual media in a culturally sensitive way. The studio designed to enhance the experience and reinforce the concept of sustainability is very impressive. Their efforts to find the best of the best is reflected in their wines and you will get to enjoy a very special selection. Thanks to Sonja and Mike for your great hospitality and incredible knowledge. We had an amazing afternoon, the stars were certainly aligned for us !
Written 19 August 2021
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