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Stylish, warm and inviting, Elephant Hill is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy delicious food and stunning wines whilst taking in breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean and vineyard.

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 It is our desire to leave a lasting impression of fine food, superb wines and breathtaking views.

Winter Season

7th April to October

7 days from 12pm

Thursday to Saturday from 6pm

Summer Season

November to 6th April

7 days from 12pm

7 days from 6pm


We’re open 7 days a week except for Christmas day and we do not have a public holiday surcharge.

Please complete the submission form to make a reservation. If you are wishing to make a reservation for today, please phone us directly on (06) 872 ­6060. Thank you.

Note: We endeavour to respond with booking confirmation as soon as practical - your request is simply a pencil booking until full confirmation is provided by one of our dedicated team.

Awarded 'Best Winery Restaurant' & 'Two Hats'- Cuisine Good Food Guide 2018. 
'Outstanding Chef of the Year' & ' 'Outstanding Winery Restaurant'- Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards 2018
'Outstanding Winery Restaurant' - Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards 2015- 2017
Awarded 'One Hat' by Cuisine Good Food Guide 2014- 2017.

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Give the gift of Elephant Hill. Purchase a Gift Voucher for our restaurant & cellar door.

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Elephant Hill is set amongst the vines on the Te Awanga coast with breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean and the Kidnapper Cliffs. It is a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy fine dining and premium wine.



Image by Meredith Lord.

Stunning and unique select locations for your special occasion, function or dinner.

Whether you are planning your special wedding day, hosting important clients for lunch or dinner or are looking for a contemporary location for a product launch or cocktail soirée, our planning expertise will make your event a dream occasion.

As an exclusive venue hosting a handful of weddings each year, our primary focus is to tailor the reception to suit each couple. We'll work with you from start to finish ensuring that your celebration is everything you imagined it could be. Exclusive, private weddings are available, venue numbers are limited to a maximum of 110 people.

Minimum spend on application.

Vineyard Room

The Vineyard Room is located at the Southern end of the restaurant with floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the vines and Cape Kidnappers. You can be separated from the restaurant by a curtain which will afford you some privacy if required.

Maximum 30 guests
Minimum spend on application

Balcony Suites (x 2)

There are two separate suites located upstairs. The rooms both have private access to the balcony which will reward you and your guests with sweeping views over the vineyard from Napier to Cape Kidnappers. This is the perfect venue to impress a potential client or enjoy a celebration with complete privacy.

Maximum 20 guests


This room is located upstairs overlooking the entrance to Elephant Hill with views towards Napier. It can be set up to your personal work requirements with presentation equipment etc. It can also be converted into a private dining room.

Boardroom set up maximum 16 guests
Dinner set up 16-20 guests
Workshop 20 guests

Barrel Room

The Barrel Room is a glass room situated in our barrel cellar underground. The room is surrounded by our own wine barrels in the midst of the aging process. It is the perfect venue for an intimate and private dining experience with sleek and modern furnishings.

Maximum 30 guests

To discuss hosting your special event or meeting at Elephant Hill please email your enquiry to or phone (06) 872 ­6060

Click here to see our sample set menu.

Please note all menus listed are subject to change.


Wine Tastings

Cellar Door


Cellar Door Tastings $10 per person 

Select 6 wines from our tasting menu in our cellar door. Each tasting fee waived with wine purchase. Please note that groups larger than 6 will be considered a private tasting.

Private Group Tastings $15 per person
This experience features a casual tasting format where you will have the opportunity to taste 6 wines from our tasting menu held in a private setting.
Please allow approximately 30-40 minutes for this experience. By appointment only, a minimum group size of 6 required. Please email or phone (06) 872 6073. Each tasting fee waived with purchase of 3 bottles of wine.
Private Tour and Taste $45 per person 
This experience will take you on a journey exploring the history of Elephant Hill, going on a guided tour of our estate followed by a seated tasting featuring some of our exclusive wines that aren't typically showcased in our cellar door. Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours is required for this experience. By appointment only, please email or phone (06) 872 6073

Open 7 days, closed major statutory holidays


Winter Season

7 April to 1 November

Sunday - Friday
11am to 4pm

11am to 5pm

Summer Season

2 November - 6 April

Monday - Sunday
11am to 5pm