Ascension Winery

The first stop on our trip North was Ascension Winery for lunch. This particular winery is located on the Matakana Wine Trail.  The gardens were beautiful and the Italian cuisine was perfect!

Upon arriving at the Winery, we saw a helicopter landing. The staff informed us that one of their regulars had arrived.  What an entrance! Andrew joked about how much I thought a helicopter would cost so we could travel around the island when we felt like getting lunch at our favorite wineries. I wish!

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Girls playing in the garden while we waited on our pizza and pasta!

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Love how the staff rolled out the red carpet.

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The fire was so nice on this cool day.

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Tasting room

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Always an added bonus if they have a play area. I posted the picture before the girls destroyed this area.  I do not think there was a toy left on the shelf after they were allowed to play.  We did try to clean up a bit before leaving.

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Loved the wine, food and overall feel of this winery. We will be back!

Amber Herden

My name is Amber and I am finally tackling my bucket list all while relocating countries and raising two beautiful girls with my incredible husband.