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Trinity Hill's winery has long been on the list of must-visit wineries in Hawkes Bay for both local and overseas visitors wanting to taste a unique range of premium quality wines in a stunning setting.

"...a strong, dynamic yet undeniably rural building, Richard Priest has designed a winery which uses materials in sympathy with the surrounding countryside. The soaring roof form imitates and accentuates the gravity of the site at the juncture of foothills and the Gimblett Road valley floor. Simple, large open spaces provide a hallowed atmosphere, at the same time allowing the building to function as intended as a producing winery. The building establishes a solid base for the winery’s future expansion, evoking an image of stability and longevity...".

This citation is from the New Zealand Institute of Architects in 2002 when the building won a regional architectural award and became a national finalist. Outstanding Auckland architect, Richard Priest, was engaged to design a distinctively Hawke’s Bay / New Zealand farm-building-inspired concept. The design is spare, functional and unique.

The first stage of the concrete building was ready in time for the 1998 harvest. A Barrel Hall wing was added in 1999. This is humidity and temperature-controlled, combining the best of technology with the time-honoured practices used to make top-quality wine. Visitors to the winery are provided interesting views into the Barrel Hall through a large glass wall.

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