About us

Kirkpatrick Estate Winery is one of a very few combined winery and vineyard sites in Gisborne, this allows winemaker Chris Hunt to concentrate on producing high quality estate grown wines. Located in the Patutahi Plateau, which is renowned for producing premium quality grapes, the vineyard is comprised of Merlot, Chardonnay, Malbec and Gew�rztraminer. Having grown up on a farm across the road, Simon Kirkpatrick was well aware of the potential of the site and gave up a career in oil exploration to make the dream of owning the vineyard & winery a reality. With 10 vintages and well over 30 medals under their belt Kirkpatrick Estate Winery is definitely worth a visit. Contact details Address: 569 Wharekopae Rd, RD2, Gisborne Tel: (06) 862 7722 Fax: (06) 862 7750 Email: Website: Winemaker: Chris Hunt Email: Mobile: 0278686849 Managing Director: Simon Kirkpatrick Email: Mobile: 0212755539 Cellar Door Manager; Janine Christensen Email; and Mobile; 021781114 Directions Head south from Gisborne over Waipaoa Bridge, turn right at the roundabout, follow Wharekopae Road and look for the terraced vineyard on your left and the Kirkpatrick Estate Winery sign. Opening hours Summer : 7 days, 11am-5pm Other times by appointment welcome Winery sales Cellar door, retail, mail order, Internet, looking for overseas distributor. Price range NZ$ 15.95 to $30

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569 Wharekopae Road R.D.2 Gisborne New Zealand

Open: 11:00 to 17:00

Winter Hours by Appointment


  1. Wine tastings
  2. Childrens playarea
  3. Toilet facilities
  4. Picnic area