Ascension Wine Estate

a taste of Tuscany in Matakana

Ascension is a beautiful vineyard in Matakana just 40 minutes north of Auckland. With our own rustic cellar door and restaurant we are the perfect location for winetasting, lunch and dinner. We also host stunning weddings and stylish corporate events in the Belfry our fully self contained function centre.

Ascension prides itself on providing outstanding service, food and wine to our guests in the old European style. From the moment you arrive you will feel as if you have been transported to rural Tuscany. Try our delicious pastas and risottos or improve your wine knowledge with our trained cellar door staff.

There really is nothing better than to sit and relax in the sun with a glass of handcrafted wine and enjoy our stunning rural scenery and our beautiful gardens, while nibbling some delicious Italian food. We look forward to hosting you here and sharing this unique part of New Zealand with you.

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  • The outside of this building really looks like it should be in the Tuscan hillside. We visited for lunch, the atmosphere was very relaxed but the service was very good and attentive when you needed it to be. Light snacks as well as a la carte all available either inside or in the outside courtyard. A beautiful garden too.

    Reviewed 26 February 2015
  • Driving to the vineyard from Auckland was no trial, the countryside was stunning verdant & lush. The vineyard is set prettily amongst a garden & offers a carefully selected range of food – all of it is of extremely high quality using fresh ingredients; we loved our shared calamari starter & the veal cutlet was a real hit as a main course. Driving precluded really getting into the wine-list in a major way but the glasses of pinot & sauvignon blanc we shared were enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed 13 February 2015
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Restaurant within the Winery with friends who have visited on many occasions and highly recommended it. The main meal (Italian) was beautiful and although we did not have a sweet our friends did and it looked beautiful and they said it was excellent. We would come back to this restaurant without hesitation. The waitress was very attentive and our meal was served quickly.

    Reviewed 17 March 2015
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