Sacred Hill

Sacred Hill is a beautiful winery to visit. It is located in the low-lying hills to the west of Napier – about 20 minutes by car. It is perfect for a picnic on a warm summer’s day. Owned by the Mason family, Sacred Hill was born in the mid-1980s after more than a century of pastoral farming in the area. Pasture made way for grapevines; winery buildings replaced farm sheds; conversations about grape varieties replaced talk of livestock.

The winery produces a range of wines, including both affordable drink now varieties, and more expensive specialist wines. Wines of note include the highly acclaimed and award winning Rifleman’s Chardonnay. For something different, you might like to sample Sacred Hill’s Bordeaux style Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc or its luscious Halo Botrytis Semillon.

CELLAR DOOR

This is where it all began – a small shed and a truckload of energy and enthusiasm.

Today we open our legendary cellar door for a number of events throughout the year, with functions and group tastings by appointment only.

Cellar Door

1033 Dartmoor Road
RD 6, Puketapu
Napier 4186

Wine Awards

  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (Liquorland Top 100 2004, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2001 (Liquorland Top 100 2002, Top 100)
  • Sacred Hill Brokenstone Merlot 2000 (Liquorland Top 100 2002, Top 100)
  • Sacred Hill Brokenstone Merlot 2000 (trophy) (Liquorland Top 100 2002, Top 100)
  • Sacred Hill Rifleman Chardonnay 2004 (Liquorland Top 100 2006, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Wine Thief Series Chardonnay 2008 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2002 (Trophy for Champion Chardonnay and Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show) (Royal Easter Wine Show 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Riesling 2004 (Champion Riesling) (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot 2002 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2006, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2006, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Deerstalkers Syrah 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2006, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2005 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2008, Gold and Trophy Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2007, TROPHY (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Halo Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2002 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2004, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Basket Press Merlot Cabernet 2000. (Sydney International Wine Competition 2002, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2006, Award Winning Wines)
  • Sacred Hill White Cabernet 2004 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Award Winning Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Basket Press Cabernet Merlot 2003 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Award Winning Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2007, Award Winning Wines)
  • SACRED HILL MARLBOROUGH VINEYARDS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2008, Award Winning Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2009, Award Winning Wines)
  • SACRED HILL RIFLEMAN’S CHARDONNAY 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2010, Award Winning Wines)
  • SACRED HILL WINE THIEF SERIES CHARDONNAY 2008 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2010, Award Winning Wines)
  • SACRED HILL - HALO AWATERE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC - 2011 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2012, Award Winning Wines)
  • SACRED HILL - MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR - 2010 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2012, Award Winning Wines)
  • SACRED HILL - ORANGE LABEL SAUVIGNON BLANC 2011 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2013, Award Winning Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2002 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2002 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Brokenstone Merlot 2002 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2001 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Cairnbrae The Stones Sauvignon Blanc 2003 (Champion Sauvignon Blanc) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Hawkes Bay Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2006 (Champion Gewurztraminer Trophy) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Wine Thief Series Chardonnay 2007 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Marborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Pure Gold) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Three Passes Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Pure Gold) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Riesling 2002 (International Wine and Spirit 2004, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot 2002 (International Wine and Spirit 2004, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sacred Hill Brokenstone Merlot 2002 (International Wine and Spirit 2004, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Riesling 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2006, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sacred Hill Deer Stalkers Syrah 2004 (International Wine and Spirit 2006, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sacred Hill Hawkes Bay Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2007, New Zealand Gold and Silver Medal Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Marlborough Pinot Noir 2006 (International Wine and Spirit 2007, New Zealand Gold and Silver Medal Wines)
  • Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot 2002 (International Wine Challenge 2004)
  • Sacred Hill Brokenstone Merlot 2002 (International Wine Challenge 2005, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2006)
  • Sacred Hill Hawkes Bay 'Sauvage' Sauvignon 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2007, New Zealand wines - Gold and Silver medals)
  • Sacred Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah, 2008 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot 2007 (TROPHY) (Bragato Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Deerstalkers Syrah 2007 (Bragato Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Sacred Hill Pinot Gris 2011 (Bragato Wine Awards 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)

1472 Omahu Road
RD5, Hastings
New Zealand

P: +64 6 879 8760
F: +64 6 879 4158