Welcome to the website of Pukeora Estate...

Pukeora Estate is a stunning hilltop setting for our family run vineyard, boutique winery and function venue.

Our wines under the Pukeora labels are available for tastings and sales at our summer weekend cellar door or via our on-line sales.

Accommodation for groups of up to 116 people is available at reasonable prices.

Happy browsing. Any comments/questions ? Please email us.

********* Wine Sales (R18) - Summer Cellar Door Times **************

Cellar Door - Scheduled tasting/sales is closed for a while. Thank you to those calling in and supporting us. Unfortunately we have found over recent weekends the number of customers no longer justifies opening up the tastings and sales room for regular weekend tastings.

From 19th Jan we will resume our "by Arrangement" sales and limited tasting operation.

Please see our cellar door page for more details. Pease see cellar door.

On-line or phone wine sales are available (R18). See Pukeora wine sales.

****** Accommodation - Junior Cycling Tour 2021 ********

The accommodation booking system is now available for competitors and supporters of the Junior Cycling Tour for nights of Fri 26th and Sat 27th Mar 2021.  Cost will be $45 pp in shared twin or double and $60 single. Unfortunately due to circumstances we are not able to offer catering this year so guests will be able to self cater meals or bring in/eat out. If you'd like to be notified when system is available, please email us via Contact page or at info@pukeora.com. Many thanks.

To book, please go to our online bookings page  using code "JunCyc21".

Venue & Hospitality

Pukeora was once a hospital, now hospitality is the name of the game.

The Venue is the ideal centre to hire for an event.

Please Note: From September 2017, our circumstances have changed due to Pukeora being on the market. We are only taking select residential bookings and are no longer able to provide inhouse hospitality unless specifically arranged. Some self-catered groups on shorter term bookings may still be able to be accommodated. We are happy to discuss bookings as they arise but please be prepared that we may not be able to accept a booking. We apologise for the inconvenience.

The extensive indoor facilities are available for exclusive hire and represent extremely good value for money. They comprise sleeping accommodation for groups, large reception areas and classrooms, a commercial kitchen, and a pool.

Groups of 20+ up to 116 people can be accommodated mostly in twin/double rooms. Meals/bar service can be provided or groups can hire on a self-catering basis.

Many and varied activities are available on site or nearby. We are delighted to host the studio of the internationally renown artist Cefyn Gauden. Cefyn's contemporary paintings can be viewed by appointment. See activities

Check out the amazing variety of settings as a film location

Read about the history of Pukeora

Vineyard & Winery

Pukera Autumn VineyardThe stunning limestone hillside was purchased in 2000 with the principle purpose of planting grapes. Over the next 3 years 5 Ha of vines were planted and a small boutique winey was created in an original sanitorium basement.

Award winning wines grown on our limestone slopes are available. Our wines are sold under the Pukeora Estate label and the premium Pukeora Ruahine Range label. Our wines include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, The Benches Red (Merlot based blend) and a "sticky" Noble Selection of chardonnay and semillion grapes.

We have a summer cellar door open at weekends. On-line sales are also available. For more information see our Wine pages.

What's New

This Town - the movie. At last released (Aug 2020). A great kiwi laugh out loud film set around our town. Pukeora is proud to have been the base for the cast and crew during the shoot. A lovely bunch of people. A number of scenes shot around Pukeora. Strongly recemmended viewing. See trailer: This Town.

The "Rumour" is True -> For Sale !  After an eventful and exciting 20 years Kate and Max have decided to put Pukeora on the market. However there is no rush, life goes on as normal for now. The Festival buzzed, the grapes are ripening, wines will flow and we'll still be here for a while yet ! For details please see TradeMe property listing.

Pinot Noir Geographic Boundary Redrawn: A great review for Central Hawke's Bay wines by John Saker in The Dominion, 22 Jul 2017. See Article.

Cellar Door: The cellar door is open in summer season. Please see top of this page for specific times. Come in for a complimentary tasting, and view local artist Laura Wilson's paintings in our new gallery (for more see goldstarwork.com).

Wifi for Guests: For those guests who need wifi we have free wifi available through various areas of the complex (not guranteed in all bedrooms but in many of the social areas wifi is available).


*** Events ***

CHB Artisan Festival    **** 2020 Festival - Cancelled ****

Having been the proud hosts of the 18 previous CHB The Festival events, we are sad to share the news that the 2020 event  has been cancelled by the organisers.  See announcement.

Due to our property being on the market we do not have any events in the diary other than summer cellar door. Please see home page for details.

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