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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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    Winter Season

    April to October

    7 days from 12pm

    Thursday to Saturday from 6pm

    Summer Season

    November to March

    7 days from 12pm

    7 days from 6pm

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

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    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 'One Hat' by Cusine Good Food Guide 2015, 2016 and 2017. 'Best Winery Restaurant Runner Up' by Cuisine Good Food Guide 2015.

    Winner Best Winery Restaurant 2014 Cuisine Awards

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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.



    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

    You're always welcome to visit our Cellar Door and taste a selection of Elephant Hill wines (Open 7 days, closed major statutory holidays)

    Winter Season

    1 April to 1 November

    Sunday - Friday
    11am to 4pm

    11am to 5pm

    Summer Season

    2 November -2 April

    Sunday - Friday
    11am to 5pm

    11am to 5pm

    We’re happy to arrange freight for you, and if you are a <a href="/wine#panel-2">Friend of Elephant Hill</a> you'll be the first to know about new wine releases and Cellar Door Special Offers.
    Estate range tasting fee (with four Estate wines)- NZ$5.
    Reserve tasting fee (with 6 Estate and Reserve wines)- NZ$10; however if you purchase wines or dine with us this is waived.

    Large groups by appointment please email
    or phone (06) 872 6073