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Cellar 495

The place for great wine lovers.

table with wine glasses, champagne tulips and sourdough bread platters.

More than just a wine bar.

Cellar 495 combines neighbourly warmth and hospitality with world-class wine expertise at Hastings’ newest wine bar, bistro, tasting room, and wine shop – all led by the world’s 495th Master of Wine, Michael Henley.

Our wine selection represents the finest from around the globe, served alongside seasonal cuisine that captures the spirit of New Zealand.

Events at Cellar 495

Join us for some amazing wine and food experiences, rub shoulders with great winemakers and chefs and hear their stories in a relaxed setting.

Bookings to [email protected] or 06 870 6308. Don’t miss out!

Cellar 495 Winemakers Dinner Series

The Cellar 495 Winemakers Dinner Series is Back!

Monthly, Wednesdays, 6pm onwards 
Hosted at Cellar 495, Hastings
Limited to 20 seats maximum. Bookings required.
4 course set menu with matching wines $150 pp
*There will be no a la carte options available on these evenings*



We welcome talented  Marlborough based winemaker Mike Paterson.

Mike and Anna’s intension with all Corofin wines is to transmit a sense of place first, over fruit intensity or winemaking ambition. Choosing to work with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay being the two varietals they believe will amplify the transparent expression they seek from the land. Excited to be working with trusted and admired friends as growers. Their vineyards are all located in Marlborough’s southern valleys and hope this little Pinot Project will shine a light on some pretty special spots in the region they call home.

Please make your booking well ahead of time for this one…

The Back Room Sessions at Cellar 495

A Masterclass Mini-Series – ON HOLD FOR WINTER 2024

We will update you when we the sessions will start up again in the Spring.

Monthly, Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm 
Limited to 14 seats maximum. Ticketed.
The back room (aka “The Atrium”) at Cellar 495, Hastings

A mid-week masterclass mini-series with 495 Wine Select’s friendly wine professionals, showcasing 6 specially selected wines, accompanied by paired canapes from Cellar 495’s very own Chef Carlita Campbell.
This is a seated, intimate opportunity to taste, explore, nibble with some of your favourite wine people.

More events to come – watch this space!!

Michael Henley smiling behind the bar while regarding a bottle of wine.

Always a warm welcome

Let Michael’s passion for wine take you on a journey, from the acclaimed winemakers on our doorstep to celebrated old world producers. Each wine on the menu has been selected for its ability to please and inspire, and Michael is behind the bar to share the stories that make your wines memorable.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect getaway for a relaxing lunch, a table (or two!) for drinks with friends, or a unique location for an upcoming event, we can’t wait to welcome you to Cellar 495.

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Visit Us


Open for Lunch and Dinner 12pm – late
Tuesday – Saturday


319 Heretaunga Street East
Hastings 4122
New Zealand

(In the newly opened Municipal building)


06 870 6308


[email protected]

For news from behind the bar, follow us on Facebook or Instagram @495wines.