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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!

Sunday, December 10th.
Come any time between 2pm-5pm
Shakespeare Room, Hastings municipal building

Over 30 wines from all over the world, and special day-of-only pricing
Come try before you buy!
Finger food provided.
Read more and buy tickets here!

POSTPONED TO 2024 (Watch out for the new date!) Winemaker dinner –
CUVAR WINERY: The new winery from NZ Wine Industry legend Sir George Fistonich
6pm, $150 per person
4 courses, matched with the wines of Čuvar Winery

This is a truly special wine dinner, a chance to taste and see Sir George Fistonich’s new flagship winery brand Čuvar. 

Sir George the founder of Villa Maria, launched Čuvar, which means “guardian” in Croatian just this month. The winery based from the former Esk Valley site in Bayview is where Chief Winemaker Michelle Richardson creates the wines using fruit from the original terraced vines and Gimblett Gravels. Michelle will be on hand at the dinner to guide you through the wines, so join us to see what wines the legendary Icon Sir George has created!

Want to know more about this exciting new winery? Watch the video here!

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.