Te Awa Winery Restaurant


We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and memorable Hawkes Bay dining experience.
Our menu provides a taste sensation of local produce. The dishes are designed for sharing and can be enjoyed with the Te Awa Collection wines. Set amongst the lush vineyard backdrop, nestled in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels wine growing region, it is a must-visit dining destination.


Fresh Local Flavours

Fresh Local Flavours

Fresh Local Flavours

Fresh Local Flavours

Fresh Local Flavours

Fresh Local Flavours

Fresh Local Flavours

Fresh Local Flavours

Executive Chef & Hospitality Manager
Stephen Tindall

Stephen Tindall creates dishes with wow factor - the kind of food that not only looks great but is just as pleasing to the palate.

Stephen is well remembered in Hawkes Bay for his past successes at the Bayswater Bistro and Craggy Range Terroir Restaurant before which he kicked off his career in London. After five years working in Australia’s foodie capital – Melbourne – he’s returned to the Bay to share his culinary genius at Te Awa.

“Hawkes Bay is a real foodie’s haven; it has an abundance of fresh local produce few places can replicate. For me, the opportunity to harness these fresh local flavours on a plate is an exciting one. Te Awa has the capability to offer the best of both worlds - fresh locally sourced cuisine and premium local wine all served up in an idyllic venue, it’s just spectacular!”

Stephen Tindall

Head Chef
Leyton Ashley

Born and raised in Wellington, Leyton is inspired by the creative elements of the industry. After stints in Australia and Tahiti, Leyton settled in Hawkes Bay to focus on cooking and growing quality, unique produce. Thankfully, he can do just that at Te Awa, enjoying the diversity of wine and food.

Assistant Hospitality Manager
Marius Roth

Marius’ career in hospitality began in international 5-star hotels in Germany and after studying in the Netherlands, he came to New Zealand. Drawn to the great wines of New Zealand first Marius to Waiheke Island where he worked for the likes of Cable Bay and Te Motu Vineyards restaurants. After a few years on Waiheke, Marius then moved to Hawkes Bay where he was Assistant Restaurant Manager at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers before joining us at Te Awa Winery & Restaurant.

Cellar Door & Customer Experience Manager
Brittany Turlock

Growing up in Okanagan Valley in British Columbia (one of Canada’s leading wine regions) Brittany has been around wine most of her life. After completing her Bachelor’s degree at the University of British Columbia studying Geography of Wine she joined the industry with CedarCreek Winery. After working various roles in Australia’s Margaret River with the likes of Voyager Estate and Vasse Felix she moved to New Zealand beginning at Villa Maria’s Auckland Cellar Door. Missing the country life, Brittany transitioned to the Te Awa Cellar Door in 2018.


Cellar Door
Monday - Sunday - 10:00am — 4:00pm

Discovery Flight: showcasing emerging varietals 4 wines for $10 (waived with purchase)

Hawkes Bay Classics: showcasing the regional varieties, Chardonnay, Syrah and Merlot blends - $15 (waived with purchase)
Hawkes Bay Heritage: showcasing our region's heritage - $5
Hawkes Bay Icon: a taste of our local icon wine - $8

Summer wine flights (seasonal and weather dependent) create your own selection by selecting three wines from either the Classics or Discovery flight and enjoy the Hawkes Bay summer sunshine in our wine garden $8 (waived with purchase).

Seated private tastings and wine matched long lunches available in our Kidnapper Cliffs room, subject to room availability and bookings.


CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day,  Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day.


All dishes are designed for sharing and can be enjoyed with our collection of Te Awa wines.



    +64 6 879 7602
    +64 6 879 7756
    2375 State Highway 50
    RD5, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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