Explore Esk Valley

Stay local at Kiwiesque, with hosts Justine and Bayden at Luxury Vineyard Lodge and Villa.  Kick back and relax in a tranquil vineyard setting in the heart of the Esk Valley, while enjoying a BBQ of our own Kiwiesque lamb and wine.  Accommodation options for couples through to groups of up to 28 guests.  A great venue for small weddings, family gatherings and business retreats.

Taste local wines at Linden Estate. Enjoy a wine tasting at our new cellar door or book a winery tour with one of the expert team at 12 or 2 pm daily. Our vineyards situated on the slopes of the Esk Valley hills, provide a microclimate for us to create a range of excellent boutique style wines from 12 varieties. Small carefully managed blocks where we deliberately keep our yields low to maximise the flavour intensity and flavour.

Brew local and visit Zeelandt Brewery for a beer tasting to take away your favourite. Brewer Chris Barber is inspired by traditional ales and lagers by sourcing the best ingredients from New Zealand and around the world. The four beautiful seasons of Hawkes bay reflect when we release our seasonal range.

Eat local at Valley D Vine restaurant and function centre, overlooking stunning Linden Estate surroundings and vineyard views. Chef Greg Millar provides a menu fresh, vibrant and full of flavour, to match with our local wines and brews. Also catering for weddings and group functions.

Vege local at Taste of Summer fruit and vegetable shop. Situated in our microclimate that offers the earliest and sweetest summer fruit in New Zealand. Purchase the best and on our reliably hot days refresh with a real fruit ice-creams.

Cycle and Eat local. For all abilities enjoy the Estuaries cycle trail loop of the Hawkes Bay cycle trail to build your appetite.

From Crab Farm Winery, take in farmland, waterways and beachfront before returning/ Visit the Art shed, enjoy a wine tasting and settling in for a long winery lunch, accompanied by our handcrafted wines. Crab Farm  is also a perfect location for your wedding or function.

Mountain Bike local at the Pan Pac Mountain Bike Park. For mountain bikers seeking an adrenaline rush you must experience the 44km of world class roller-coaster single-track forest trails.

Hike & Beach local. Waipatiki beach is a 20-minute drive to a small horseshoe golden sand surf beach for a swim, or take in a variety of hiking options, walking the coast, or enjoying the Nikau palm forest walk, renowned for its native birdlife. Other ne ar hiking options Tangoio Falls and White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve tracks.

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