Holidays in Sentry Hill Winery

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Sample a range of award-winning wines in a gorgeous secluded setting in the shadow of Mt. Taranaki at this small boutique fruit winery.

Located just outside the village of Lepperton, 12 miles (20 kilometers) from New Plymouth, the Sentry Hill Winery is a quaint vineyard set amid beautiful natural surroundings. Explore the winemaking process and sample from a broad range of delicious wines that are crisp, clean, dazzlingly textured and true to the flavor of the fruit from which they originate. Far from limiting themselves to grapes, the winemakers endeavor to transform ginger, boysenberry and kiwifruit into delicious wines enjoyed across the world.

In recent years, New Zealand’s vineyards have become world renowned for producing high-quality cool-climate wines. Discover a friendly and personable winery that has been operating for 30 years and embodies all the characteristics that have made the country’s wine a globally recognized brand. Sentry Hill Winery prides itself on painstaking attention to detail and production with traditional methods, while also using modern techniques.

Enjoy a taste of the fruit wines available from the winery’s shopfront, the Cellar Door, which is open daily from September to Easter and Wednesday through Sunday the rest of the year. Sentry Hill is most famous for its Garrison Red Dry boysenberry wine, which has won countless national awards for best red fruit wine over the years.

Use the winery’s website to arrange a tour to learn about the process of winemaking, from the ground to the bottle. The owners offer a 1-hour tour, which includes an orchard walk, a trip through the winery and a bottling demonstration. Private functions are also available. Every year the winery hosts concerts from New Zealand musicians, as part of the nationwide Winery Tour.

Afterwards, drop by the village of Lepperton, which is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) away. The town was established as a military settlement in the 1860s and has dining options, points of historic interest and a beautiful old estate that offers bushwalks, bird watching and luxurious lodgings.

Drive to the Sentry Hill Winery in about 30 minutes from New Plymouth’s city center, traveling northeast along the coast. Charming boutique accommodations available nearby offer friendly and welcoming rural alternatives to hotels in the city.

216 Cheap Hotels Near Sentry Hill Winery

Perfect Family Getaway
Perfect Family Getaway
1323 Devon Rd, Brixton, Taranaki
The price is AU$270 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Sentry Hill Winery, Fitzroy Golf Club and East End Reserve. Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
A lovely farm get-away in Brixton
"We really liked our stay! The house had everything we needed with beautiful decor and the heatpump kept us nice and warm. We enjoyed watching the animals and even found a freshly-laid egg under our car!"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2021

Perfect Family Getaway
THE HOMESTEAD - RURAL FAMILY RETREAT: 4  BR, 2  BA House in Waitara, Sleeps 9
THE HOMESTEAD - RURAL FAMILY RETREAT: 4 BR, 2 BA House in Waitara, Sleeps 9
129 Waitara Road Brixton, Brixton, Taranaki
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly holiday home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sentry Hill Winery, Fitzroy Beach and East End Reserve. Fitzroy Golf ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Mixed feelings
"While we had a fun stay in this lovely old farm homestead, we were constantly having to contact the agent and/or owner in order to get help with the tv, heater in kitchen, finding a corkscrew. Unfortunately only the master bedroom has full curtains and two bedside lamps—the other two bedrooms only ..."

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2021

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THE HOMESTEAD - RURAL FAMILY RETREAT: 4 BR, 2 BA House in Waitara, Sleeps 9
Country Retreat on Richmond
Country Retreat on Richmond
34 Richmond Road, Brixton, Taranaki
The price is AU$407 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly holiday home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sentry Hill Winery, Observatory and Brooklands Zoo. Fitzroy Beach and ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (42 reviews)
Absolutely wonderful
"Would 100% stay again, suited our needs and the owners were the best!! Thanks for having us"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

Country Retreat on Richmond
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Sentry Hill Winery Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Masonic Hotel
Masonic Hotel
3 out of 5
9 McLean Street, Waitara
The price is AU$105 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Masonic Hotel
THE HOMESTEAD - RURAL FAMILY RETREAT: 4  BR, 2  BA House in Waitara, Sleeps 9
THE HOMESTEAD - RURAL FAMILY RETREAT: 4 BR, 2 BA House in Waitara, Sleeps 9
129 Waitara Road Brixton, Brixton, Taranaki
THE HOMESTEAD - RURAL FAMILY RETREAT: 4 BR, 2 BA House in Waitara, Sleeps 9
Country Retreat on Richmond
Country Retreat on Richmond
34 Richmond Road, Brixton, Taranaki
The price is AU$407 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Country Retreat on Richmond
Perfect Family Getaway
Perfect Family Getaway
1323 Devon Rd, Brixton, Taranaki
The price is AU$270 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Perfect Family Getaway
Villa Retreat - secluded relaxation
Villa Retreat - secluded relaxation
112 Princess St, Waitara, Taranaki
The price is AU$146 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Villa Retreat - secluded relaxation
Idyllic rural location designed for the modern traveller Free WIFI
Idyllic rural location designed for the modern traveller Free WIFI
The price is AU$189 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Idyllic rural location designed for the modern traveller Free WIFI
Tranquil & quiet, relaxation country style
Tranquil & quiet, relaxation country style
The price is AU$232 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Tranquil & quiet, relaxation country style
Swimming Pool Tennis Court , 2 km to Airport & Bell Block, 7 km to City CBD
Swimming Pool Tennis Court , 2 km to Airport & Bell Block, 7 km to City CBD
1179 Devon Road, Rd 3, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Swimming Pool Tennis Court , 2 km to Airport & Bell Block, 7 km to City CBD
Aviator - Modern One Bedroom Luxury Apartment
Aviator - Modern One Bedroom Luxury Apartment
The price is AU$203 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Aviator - Modern One Bedroom Luxury Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.