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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/ What’s Happening 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 8706308. Don’t miss out!

Up next:

The Back Room Sessions at Cellar 495 – A Masterclass Mini-Series –


Read more and buy tickets here!

Monthly, Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm 
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 Sommelier Sonja Eberly, 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.

Check out the next Back Room Session date below:
February 21, 2024 – “A Summer Rendezvous in France”

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT, but stay tuned for our March edition!

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.

Michael Henley pouring a bottle of wine to a table happy diners

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.