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We invite you to experience the essence of this special place, the soil, the river, the vines, the air and the sea.

We are a produce driven, winery restaurant in the singularly beautiful Hawke’s Bay, proudly one of the largest organic growing regions in New Zealand. Executive Chef Regnar Christensen and the Team behind him are passionate about finding the freshest seasonal ingredients and interpreting them.


We source our ingredients directly from small farmers and artisans to build strong relationships and learn the story of the produce, so we can share it with you. Our dishes are stripped back and elemental, to truly showcase the complexities and brilliance of our ingredients.

Our bar reflects the best wine and spirits from New Zealand and beyond, from small distilleries to the classics we love. Unlike many winery restaurants, we welcome walk ins, so we created our bar menu for those times when you feel like a lighter meal while you enjoy the view with a drink.

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We will be back!

Black Barn Bistro suffered a fire on Tuesday February 8, 2022. Fortunately the premises weren’t occupied and there are no personal injuries.

The incredible work of the local firefighters meant the fire did not take hold in the Bistro itself and our iconic courtyard, cellar door and kitchen store are all reasonably in tact.

However, there is significant smoke and water damage everywhere and we will not be open to the public until further notice.

After being awarded a Hat in the Cuisine Good Food Awards, ironically on the night of the fire, we are going to use this time as an RnD and incubation period so we can reopen as soon as possible with some exciting surprises!


Black Barn has forever been a place for the community, bringing people together for special events in beautiful surroundings. This is part of our ethos and our identity.

We have the joy of offering our our award winning Bistro to act as your venue for weddings and other functions, a role we love to play.

If the Bistro doesn't suit your requirements, Black Barn Vineyards have four other stunning and unique locations to offer, so we truly have a venue to suit every occasion.


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