Wine tasting at Ascension

While cruising around Matakana on Mother’s Day, we thought we’d pop in to Ascension Vineyard for a little wine tasting and see about buying some nice wine.

Ascension Cellar entrance and carpark
Ascension Cellar entrance and carpark
Rafe tucked away on the left.
Rafe tucked away on the left.

This has to be one of the better Motorhome friendly parking places you can stop at. The carpark is huge. We parked in the corner out of everyone’s way and wandered over to the cellar door tasting area. We were greeted by a lovely French woman who really knew her wines.

My favourite was a Viognier which apparently is an almost extinct grape as it was allowed to die off in Europe. The story goes that it is quite a picky grape as to where and how it grows. It was imported to Australia and is also now here in NZ. A beautiful wine. I bought a few bottles of their assorted special wines and we left to find a place to stay for the night.

If you’re out Matakana way in your Motorhome, a very easy friendly place stop and have a meal or do some wine tasting.

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