Linden Estate

Linden Estate established in 1971 enjoys the warm climate of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand’s most versatile winegrowing region.

We are situated 15 minutes north of Napier, in the Eskdale sub region.

Linden Estate is the first winery as you arrive into Hawkes Bay from Taupo, and the ideal place to begin any wine tasting experience. Our cellar door and restaurant is elevated above the surrounding vines, providing a wonderful vista across the valley floor to the wooded hills in the background.

For the visitor, Linden Estate Winery offers unique wines, beautiful views and approachable staff.

While visiting Linden Estate Winery, take a moment to relax on our sunny balcony deck overlooking the valley and enjoy a glass of one of our truly exquisite wines.

Linden Estate Cellar Door

The Linden Estate cellar door is located alongside our winery at 347 State Highway 5, just out of Napier. If you're coming from Taupo, it's the first winery as you enter Hawke's Bay. You won't miss it.

Set back from the road, overlooking vines and wooded hills beyond, it's the perfect setting for your tasting experience, a stone's throw from where the fruit is grown and the wine is made. You can also enjoy food or coffee, courtesy of Valley d'Vine restaurant, within the same building.

At the cellar door, you will be greeted by our knowledgeable and friendly staff to help you taste our unique wine range. This is the best place for you to taste and learn about our wines. Fully licensed premises allow you the choice to purchase any of our wines by the glass or by bottle, including some which are exclusive to the cellar door. Wine tasting is FREE with any wine purchase.

Winery tours are also available most of the year, allowing you one-on-one interaction with the people responsible for making the wine and managing the vineyard. Learn more about the winemaking process from those who know best, while tasting wines from the barrel and at various stages of production. Prior booking is recommended to avoid missing out on this exciting experience.

Cellar Door Hours:

Winter: 11am - 5pm Thursday - Monday
Summer: 10am - 5pm 7 days
Closed on some public holidays.

347 State Highway 5, Eskdale, Napier
Phone: 06 836 6806

Linden Estate Vineyards

Linden Estate's vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Esk Valley hills. This provides a unique microclimate which protects the vineyard from frost and gives stunning views through the valley. Hawkes Bay is known as a warm area of New Zealand, with moderate rainfall and abundant sunshine. Esk Valley is the most northerly of the Hawkes Bay wine growing areas and is one of the oldest vineyard locations in the area. We pride ourselves on our boutique-style production, growing seven varieties of grapes in small, carefully managed blocks, over 5.5 ha of vineyard area.

Our varieties are:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Syrah (Shiraz)
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer

We deliberately keep our yields very low in order to maximize the flavour intensity and ripeness.

Valley d'Vine

Take some time out to dine in the picturesque location of Eskdale, less than 10 minutes from Napier airport on the Taupo highway. Valley d'Vine is located in the premises of Linden Estate Winery. This is the only place you can enjoy the full range of Linden Estate wines, complemented by delicious food.

347 State Highway 5, Eskdale
Napier 4182
New Zealand

P: +64 6 836 6806