Vidal Estate

Hawkes Bay Heritage . Classic Style Wine.

About the winery
Vidal was established after a long search by Anthony Vidal for a New Zealand wine growing region with natural potential culminated in Hawkes Bay, marking the beginning of an enduring ambition to produce the best possible wine from the New Zealand landscape. This ambition saw Vidal expand to Marlborough to produce outstanding wines for which New Zealand is famous for worldwide. Having left behind it’s original winemaking site in Hastings, Vidal now produces its wines in a state of the art winery built for quality. Located minutes from the majority of our Hawkes Bay vineyards, fruit can be processed immediately after harvesting ensuring fruit quality remains pristine. While the site has changed, the techniques remain the same and has further raised our bar for quality. With the latest machinery and incredibly gentle winemaking equipment, our approach to take the path of least resistance from land to bottle is enhanced reflecting the growing season and our terroir in greater detail.

Learn more about Vidal Estate and their facilities at:

http://www.vidal.co.nz

Location

Hawkes Bay

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 16:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00Friday: 10:00 - 16:00Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Summer Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 16:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00Friday: 10:00 - 16:00Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
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Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
No
Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
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Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Hawkes Bay
Country
New Zealand
Organic
No
Wines produced
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Syrah
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon BlancCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
History & Geography
Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young emigrant from Spain, was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of the Hawkes Bay. A young man with a spirit for adventure, he sailed across the world to New Zealand arriving in 1888 with just an apple and a penny in his pocket. He joined his uncle Joseph Soler, one of New Zealand’s pioneering vintners, and together they worked hard to clear the wild and undeveloped landscape for vineyards. In 1905, Anthony began a search for the perfect growing region to produce the high quality continental style wines he favoured. He found it in Hawkes Bay, purchasing an old racing stable which he converted into rudimentary cellars and established Vidal in 1905. Success followed quickly, underpinned by his patient and natural approach to winemaking. Today we continue this approach, producing unique, terroir driven wines from outstanding sites in Hawkes Bay and Marlborough that we take to the world.
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