Bushmere Estate

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Timings : 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Wednesday-Sunday)

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Bushmere Estate, Gisborne Overview

Bushmere Estate located in Gisborne, New Zealand, is a 100% family-owned vineyard. David and Shona Egan have been growing grapes for over 40 years in this estate, which is now listed as one of the top 2 vineyards in Gisborne. The estate has transformed over time, in response to the changing industry, and has evolved from growing bulk grapes to now growing quality world-class wines. The area in which today's estate is located in was called "Bushmere" in the old maps and that is how the estate got its name. The Bushmere Estate logo represents the three elements crucial to the growth of the vineyard - earth, sun and water.

Spread over 17 hectares of land in the Central Valley region of Gisborne district, Bushmere Estate mainly grows Chardonnay grapes, and smaller plantings of Malbec, Merlot, and Pinot Gris.

Approximately 10 minutes from Gisborne's city centre, Bushmere Estate also consists of The Vines Restaurant & Cafe within its premises. One can dine and experience delicious food and wine from an excellent menu that provides quite a lot of variety of food. Apart from being popular for wine tasting & great food, Bushmere Estate also hosts beautiful weddings. The gorgeous landscape offers a unique experience for the couple on their wedding day.

Whether its to taste the delicious cuisine created by the chef, enjoy the beautiful landscape or celebrate an occasion with family and friends, Bushmere Estate has a lot to offer and will leave you happy and content.

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Wine Tasting

October to April
Wednesdays to Sundays, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Final tastings at 2:30 PM

September to May:
To ensure a tasting during this time a phone call is advisable.

They are closed on the following days -
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

How To Reach Bushmere Estate

  • It takes about 5-10 minutes to reach the Estate by car, from Gisborne City Center or from Gisborne Airport.
  • One can also take the Wellington-Central-Gisborne bus from Gisborne and alight at Makaraka, and then walk towards the Estate.

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