Sileni Estates

In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, vineyards and theatre. When there was something to be celebrated, the Sileni were always on hand to encourage enjoyment of delicious food, great wine and social interaction. Named in their honour, Sileni Estates produces a range of wines from Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough, made to be great collaborators with a talent for enhancing flavours and textures.

Sileni Estates is a major vineyard and winery development in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s oldest established vineyard area. The first vintage was in 1998 and since then the wines have won worldwide acclaim.

Sileni Estates is named after the Sileni who featured in Roman mythology alongside Bacchus, the god of wine. They celebrated good wine, good food and good company.

Sileni boast a state of the art winery designed to crush over 1500 tonnes of grapes. Our Winemaking Team have honed their winemaking skills in wineries around the world and we strive to maintain high standards in environmentally sustainable viticultural and winemaking practices. Sileni Estates produce hand crafted wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the vineyards.

Sileni Estates is much more than just a winery – it is an Epicurean Centre and a gourmet foodstore, showcasing the finest Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand and international product.

Cellar Door

At Sileni Estates our Cellar Store is more than just a wine retail store and tasting centre. It is a gourmet food store specialising in top quality food products and specialty gift items sourced from Hawke's Bay, New Zealand and around the world.

Our knowledgeable Cellar Store Team will advise on the use of food items and more about the products themselves. There are always tastings of various products to be enjoyed in store and we encourage the producers to spend time at Sileni to talk about their particular speciality.

Our cheese larder is temperature and humidity controlled and is stocked with a huge selection of cheeses from New Zealand & around the world including Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy.

We also specialise in creating gorgeous gift hampers and baskets to suit all tastes and budgets and we can arrange delivery locally, nationally and internationally. With so many wonderful products to choose from, including wine, cheese, chocolates, cigars and conserves, the gift you send will surprise and delight.

Cellar Store Hours:

  • Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm during Summer (Oct - Apr)
  • Open 5 days a week from 10am to 4pm during Winter (May - Sept)
  • Open over Easter Weekend 10am - 5pm
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Wine Awards

  • Sileni 'The Lodge' Estate Selection Chardonnay 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2004, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Estate Chardonnay 2000 (Liquorland Top 100 2002, Top 100)
  • Sileni Estate Selection Benchmark Block Two Omaka Slopes Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Sileni Estate Selection The Priestess Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2010 TROPHY (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Sileni Estate Selection 'The Straits' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Cellar Selection The Lodge Chardonnay 2012 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2014, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Award Winning Wines)
  • Sileni Cellar Selection Cabernet Franc Rose 2006 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2007, Award Winning Wines)
  • SILENI CELLAR SELECTION SAUVIGNON BLANC 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2008, Award Winning Wines)
  • SILENI CELLAR SELECTION MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2010, Award Winning Wines)
  • SILENI ESTATE SELECTION ‘THE LODGE’ CHARDONNAY 2009 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2011, Award Winning Wines)
  • Sileni Estates Merlot Cabernets 2000 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Sileni Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Estate The Lodge Chardonnay 2004 (International Wine and Spirit 2006, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sileni Estate Exceptional Vintage Chardonnay 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2006, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sileni Estate Exceptional Vintage Pinot Noir 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2006, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sileni Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (International Wine and Spirit 2007, New Zealand Gold and Silver Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Estate Selection The Lodge Chardonnay 2006 (International Wine and Spirit 2007, New Zealand Gold and Silver Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Exceptional Vintage Merlot 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2007, New Zealand Gold and Silver Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Exceptional Vintage Pinot Noir 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2007, New Zealand Gold and Silver Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Satyr Pinot Noir 2006 (International Wine and Spirit 2007, New Zealand Gold and Silver Medal Wines)
  • Sileni Cellar Selection Pinot Gris 2009 (International Wine and Spirit 2009)
  • Sileni Estate Selection 'The Straits' Sauvignon Blanc 2011 GOLD (International Wine and Spirit 2012, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Sileni Estates The Lodge Chardonnay 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2005, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2005, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sileni Estates The Lodge Chardonnay 2002 (International Wine Challenge 2005, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Sileni Estate Selection 'The Circle' Semillon 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2006)
  • Sileni Satyr Pinot Noir 2006 (International Wine Challenge 2007, New Zealand wines - Gold and Silver medals)
  • Sileni Estate Selection 'The Plateau' Pinot Noir 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2007, New Zealand wines - Gold and Silver medals)
  • Sileni Estate Selection The Don Riesling (International Wine Challenge 2008)
  • Sileni Estate Selection Benchmark Block Two Omaka Slopes Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 (International Wine Challenge 2009)

2016 Maraekakaho Road
RD1
Hastings

P: +64 6 879 8768
F: +64 68797187