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“An enjoyable wine tasting ”
Review of Ash Ridge Wines

Ash Ridge Wines
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US$34.08*
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Winery Tour at Ash Ridge
Ranked #6 of 34 things to do in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Ash Ridge Wines, the home of limited-edition New Zealand wines. Our wines are all hand-crafted, single estate wines which reflect the unique vineyard location, the passion for wine making and the premium quality that we make.
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Really relaxed, laid back vineyard with some great wines. A little busy and chaotic when we first arrived with a hens group but once they left we had the place to ourselves. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very casual. Hadn’t been to this vineyard or tried their wines before but really pleased we called in. Well worth including on your Hawke’s Bay wine trail.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AuntieDel
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

4 visitors from the UK hosted by 4 from the Hawkes Bay were treated to an enjoyable hour of wine tasting. Good wines, good explanation on each of the wines and excellent service from Phil.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ross P
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Sonya was absolutely hilarious in her tale of how the estate came to be, enjoying the wine tasting with us, and yes the wines were delicious.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the tasting here and, thanks in no small part to Sonya's witty commentary, it was my favorite winery of the six I visited on today's tour in Hawke's Bay. The wine itself was good - purchased the Premium Late Harvest Chardonnay (on the sweeter side but not too much so) & the Reserve Blend (a yummy red). But really, the five-star rating is due to the atmosphere: very relaxed, with owners who seemed equally committed to producing a great product and introducing it to those visiting.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MaryElizabeth_2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were served by Chris, the winemaker, so that's always a bonus. But overall, we didn't find any wines that we thought were great. They are a small producer so most wines are only available at the cellar door. We had a nice meat/cheese tray to go with the tasting.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank drjandthemissus
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Philip W, Manager at Ash Ridge Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for writing a review, we appreciate the time and effort people put into giving honest reviews about a business.

Its a pity we cannot be honest about customers without sounding sour in our reaction to a three-star review. We were quite surprised that this couple actually remembered anything about visiting our cellar door as for the entire time they were glued to their electronic devices.

It is nothing short of disconcerting to be trying to take someone through a tutored tasting of our wines and tell the story of how you came into existence only to have them dismiss you and be more interested the shiny screen in front of their faces.

Actually, its sort of how most kids are these days! Maybe they were millennials dressed up as old people! Mountain Dew anyone?

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