‘A Taste of New Zealand Life’.  DUNBAR ESTATES Vineyard, Cellar door, Café and Accommodation.

About the winery
Dunbar Estates owners Jennifer and John Dunbar, originally from Christchurch, currently living in Dunedin and hoping to semi-retire to the Tasman area, took over the Ngatimoti vineyard and café in October 2017. They are not new to vineyards having developed Shine Basin vineyard near Cromwell from a farm paddock purchased in 2000. John has worked in Dunedin since 1993 as an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty interest in paediatric orthopaedics. Prior to commencing medical school he completed an agricultural science degree at Lincoln University and has always had a deep love of the land and the natural world around us. Jennifer is a piano teacher, choir accompanist and chorister. Her background was in sales and marketing before devoting a large segment of her life, with John’s help, to bringing up the couple’s two sons Andrew and Nicholas.

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Nelson Tasman

Opening Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: ClosedThursday: ClosedFriday: 10:00 - 16:00Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Summer Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: 10:00 - 16:00Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00Friday: 10:00 - 16:00Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
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Children friendly
Disabled access
Nelson Tasman
New Zealand
Wines produced
Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, RieslingCabernet Sauvignon, Montepulciano, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese
History & Geography
The Dunbar Estates property at Ngatimoti occupies a beautiful, peaceful rural location. When you come to taste the wine or maybe just to enjoy a coffee and some simple elegant food, the owners invite you, not only to enjoy the wine and company, but to reflect on the interaction with the natural world around you. If possible, by arrangement, ask about taking a walk to the back of the property to enjoy the view, the tranquillity and serenity of the site. The owners are very conscious of their role as kaitiaki (guardians) of the land. Their goal is to enhance the and so that all can enjoy it now and encourage future generations to respect and care for the land. They hope you enjoy your visit as much as the pleasure the Dunbars take from being able to share with you their vision.
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