The Vidal Estate Story
Hot summer days, a long growing season and free-draining soils have helped Hawke’s Bay become one of the premier wine regions in New Zealand. Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young emigrant from Spain, was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of the area. He established Vidal Estate in 1905 and his spirit of adventure coupled with a lifelong commitment to crafting classic, elegant wines remains an inspiration to this day.
Our Vineyard driven wines
Fresh, vibrant and approachable wines ready to enjoy now.
Elegant and concentrated wines with true regional expression.
Hand-crafted, intensely flavoured with a natural approach in recognition of Joseph Soler.
Complex, age-worthy wines made in limited quantities and only in outstanding vintages.
Only crafted in the most exceptional years in limited quantities, this wine is the absolute pinnacle of Vidal Estate.
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Vintage Report 2020
In over 100 vintages at Vidal Estate we have never experienced one like 2020! Of course, every vintage is different, with the wines reflecting the season just gone and telling the story of the land, the climate and the people of that season and before. Some years are more challenging than others due to climatic pressure but not this year.
90+ scores for Vidal Estate in esteemed Robert Parkers - Wine Advocate
Joe Czerwinski from Wine Advocate has given Vidal some stellar reviews from the recent North Island tasting further cementing Vidal Estate as a premium producer of quality wines in New Zealand.
The Best Chardonnay in the World Comes From Vidal Estate
Crichton has achieved greatness with Hawkes Bay Chardonnay, his last five vintages* of Vidal Estate’s premium Chardonnays picking up top awards globally.
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Experience our world.
Having left behind our original winemaking site in Hastings, Vidal now produces its wines in a state of the art winery built for quality. Located minutes from the majority of our Hawkes Bay vineyards, fruit can be processed immediately after harvesting ensuring fruit quality remains pristine. While the site has changed, the techniques remain the same. With the latest machinery and incredibly gentle winemaking equipment, our approach to taking the path of least resistance from land to bottle is enhanced reflecting the growing season and our terroir in greater detail. Alongside the winery is the Te Awa Cellar Door, a place where wine lovers can taste and purchase our wines in stunning surrounds.