Sunday, 30 December 2007

The Mission Winery

Last evening (Friday) we went to The Mission Winery for dinner. It is reputed to be one of the best eateries in Napier. Our experience last evening would confirm that. The service was exemplary being informed, friendly and efficient ie everything that service should be. The menu is varied and perhaps a bit pretentious and, for the quality, reasonably priced and by UK standards for that quality remarkably inexpensive. The quality of the food was excellent by any standards. The wine was, of course, superb. All in all the four of us had a lovely evening.

The Mission Winery is the oldest in New Zealand and has a wonderful history. My understanding is that the main building which is pictured in the black and white image and the colour image was originally built down at Meanee where we ate at The Old Church a few weeks ago. A brief and well worth reading history of the winery can be found at

The Mission Building as it was

And as it is

The Chapel and outside dining

View from The Winery to Napier Hill

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