Dunbar Estates

Dunbar Estates, Ngatimoti: Hours, Address, Dunbar Estates Reviews: 4.5/5

Dunbar Estates
4.5
Biking Trails • Wineries & Vineyards • Gardens • Scenic Drives
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
DUNBAR ESTATES has a vineyard, cellar door, cafe and accommodation in a beautiful, country setting. CLOSED June, July, August and Public Holidays. In September 2021, we will re-open for Weekends 10am to 4pm. Other days /hours by prior arrangement. See website for further updates.
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1-2 hours
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WendyB170
Nelson, New Zealand68 contributions
Wonderful place
Apr 2021 • Friends
We stopped off here for lunch on our Great Taste Trail bike ride (just cross over from the West Bank on the footbridge after Pokororo) and could not fault it. The setting is lovely and the food beautifully cooked and presented. The staff could not have been more welcoming, friendly and attentive. Our whole group just loved it here and will be recommending it to everyone we know. Definitely worth the drive over from Nelson for lunch on a sunny weekend.
Written 10 April 2021
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NZer71
Havelock North, New Zealand122 contributions
Lunch as part of Great Taste Trail
Mar 2021 • Friends
We had lunch as part of a 5 day biking trip through Great Taste Trail. We were a large group of 15 and had tastings and platters for lunch. The tastings were well done and the lunch was beautiful including catering for vegetarians and gluten free eaters. Gorgeous setting and very welcoming staff.
Written 16 March 2021
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Colleen
Paihia, New Zealand45 contributions
Picturesque spot
Feb 2021 • Couples
What a charming cellar door and cafe. The wine tasting is generous and the coffee is perfect. Sittingboutside under the pinoak tree was a delight. We also stayed in the very comfy, rustic accommodation on the property. All round a lovely experience.
Written 27 February 2021
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Rachael B
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Lovely location
Jan 2021 • Family
This was a welcome pre -arranged stop on the cycle tour. The fire was lovely given we had been cycling in the rain. There was a mix up with our booked lunch not stating I was Plant Based which was not the cafes fault. When I asked for a salad or something similar I was told we don’t have anything for weirdo’s. I think they were trying to be funny and they did bring an ok ish vegan pizza.

Staff were a little judgmental when I didn’t finish the wine tasting pours. The tasting was enjoyable none the less. This is a lovely location but you do feel a little like naughty school kids if you step out of line. Even as an ex winemaker I probably won’t go out of my way to return.
Written 21 January 2021
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Foodlovers
Nelson, New Zealand112 contributions
5 Star
Jan 2021 • Couples
Husband and I pulled in for a late platter and rose, been here twice now and it keeps getting better!
The platters are excellent and wines we adored, the owners are so friendly and our waitress from Scotland was so lovely.
We can’t wait to meet some good friends here very soon.
Thank you so much guys
Written 5 January 2021
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nzp0ppy
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand14,560 contributions
Burgers and Pizza
Mar 2020
This was an 80km roundtrip detour and it isnt a destination place. The setting is wonderful. the service excellent. But we found the wine harsh (gasoline one of our party called it) and we were disappointed in the menu of burgers, pizza, fries. There were a few deli selections on the counter. $22 for a small vegetarian pizza is overpriced.
We were expecting a nice fresh vineyard menu, but its not.
Written 8 March 2020
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Sorry to hear that the food and the wine weren't to your tasting. Our food and wine is usually very flavoursome. If you would like to discuss this further, please email us dunbarestates@xtra.co.nz. Regards, Jennifer Dunbar
Written 9 March 2020
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Gregory K
Wellington, New Zealand44 contributions
Lovely setting
Jan 2020
We popped in for lunch and some wine tasting while the teenagers were at the beach. We first tried a few wines on the tasting menu and found them to be quite remarkable. Especially the reds we tried, with the 2016 Pinot Noir an absolute stand out. We looked at the counter food, which looked to be so tasty, but then opted for hamburgers at the outdoor seating area. This is a fabulous area with views out to the vineyard on one side and the front gardens to the other. The hamburgers arrived looking like a million dollars, but the patty did disappoint. Still, we loved the tranquillity, although it is quite a fair way off the beaten track.
Written 26 January 2020
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aotearoanz
Christchurch, New Zealand192 contributions
Good wine and great service
Dec 2019
Visited Dunbar's with friends and had a platter and a bottle of the Tasman Pinot Gris. The service was very good - attentive without being intrusive. The platter was okay - enough for a nibble but not overly inspiring for the price. They did supply extra bread though which was very kind. The wine is really good and we ended up buying a couple of bottles to take with us. Would recommend this cafe/winery - lovely setting and on a nice day it would be very easy to spend a few hours just chilling here. Staff are really great and nothing was a problem at all.
Written 31 December 2019
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Really appreciate your feedback and so pleased your enjoyed your visit. Call in again Regards John and Jennifer Dunbar
Written 1 January 2020
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Ann-Marie S
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions
Great service and restful environment
Dec 2019 • Couples
We have visited this lovely cafe and winery twice in the last couple of days, the first visit was in the afternoon for coffee, but I opted to taste the Dunbar Estate Rose instead. It was delicious so of course I left with a bottle, as well as a bottle of their olive oil which I was given a sample of along with some freshly warmed bread. Outstanding service!
On our second visit we drank coffee which was lovely, combined with a delicious cranberry muffin.
The staff Adrian and Joanna were extremely friendly and as it wasn’t busy had time to chat.
Very happy to recommend this cafe as a destination in itself or a restful stop to break your journey on the road.
Written 30 December 2019
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Positive feedback indeed and we are very grateful to Adrian and Joanna for the great effort they make to keep the customers happy. Thank you for your review. Come again. regards, Jennifer
Written 31 December 2019
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SJ
Kerikeri, New Zealand172 contributions
Birthday lunch for 8
Dec 2019 • Family
Birthday lunch for a friend of the family. We ordered a mix of food. Platters, burgers, counter food. Everything was eaten. Loved the rose wine too
Written 29 December 2019
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I'm pleased it all went well and our Rosé is very special. Happy New Year. regards, Jennifer
Written 30 December 2019
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