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Vidal Winery Restaurant

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Business Type: Top Spot for a Top Dinner

Overview

Vidal Estate sources grapes from New Zealand's second largest growing region, Hawkes Bay. This area is defined by unique, free draining shingle soils and average temperatures up to three degrees hotter than most other areas in Hawkes Bay.

Address: 913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings, New Zealand Napier & Hawke's Bay

Phone: view phone+6468727440

Website: http://www.vidal.co.nz

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Description

Hot summer days, a long growing season and free-draining soils have helped Hawke’s Bay become one of the premier wine regions in New Zealand. Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young emigrant from Spain, was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of the area. He established Vidal Estate in 1905 and his spirit of adventure coupled with a lifelong commitment to crafting classic, elegant wines remains an inspiration to this day.

He was 22 years old when he arrived in New Zealand from Spain in 1888. His first eleven years were spent in Wanganui, working for his uncle, pioneer winemaker Joseph Soler. He then moved to Hawkes Bay where in 1905 he purchased a small property in Hastings. Once the stables that occupied the site were converted into a cellar, Anthony set about planting some grapevines. It was from there he became one of New Zealand’s early wine innovators and his success led to expansion with further vineyard plantings in Te Awanga and then Te Mata.

In 1979, New Zealand’s first winery restaurant – Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant - was opened at the original winery site. It was a milestone that has shaped the landscape of the New Zealand’s dining history. For over 30 years Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant has been an icon in Hawkes Bay, a place fondly thought of and enjoyed by locals and a uniquely Hawkes Bay dining experience for visitors.

Hours of work

Open for lunch and dinner
Mon - Sun: 11:30 pm - Until late
Sun: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (Last orders)

Locations

913 St Aubyn Street East, Hastings, New Zealand

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