Mercury Bay Estate Winery – Cooks Beach, New Zealand

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Mercury Bay Estate hands down has some of the best pizza I have ever tried, and I’ve tried a few in my time! Freshly prepared and cooked in their wood fired oven. Definitely something you shouldn’t miss trying when visiting the Coromandel Region, in New Zealand’s North Island.

They are located in Cooks Beach, a small town that’s around a 10 minute drive from Hahei and Hot Water Beach. Upon arriving, drive up their picturesque driveway past a vineyard, where you’ll come to their Restaurant and parking. Some would think you are in Tuscany, Italy! If you want a table with a sea view – I recommend calling in advance to reserve a table. Depending on the time of year, they are generally open from 11am-3pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Their Menu offers Platters, Wood Fired Pizza and Salads. All inspired from their homeland of Italy.

Wash down Lunch with something delicious from their wine selection. Some of which are harvested from the vineyard surrounding you! They have the option of their regular wine list, or if you are unsure what to choose – they have the option to purchase a “tasting flight”. This is where you can choose from a selection of 2-4 wines and have the perfect taster of each.

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