In the Heart of Wine Country

Abel Estate occupies two hectares of what used to be the Abel & Co Vineyard near Kumeu, renowned for its Pinot Noir. Next to a lake, there are plenty of open spaces and shade trees making it ideal for outdoor activities such as team building. The original winery is now the main venue building, adding further to Abel Estate’s character.

Venue Capacity

Parties/Launches – 100 pax
Seated Dining – 100 pax
Theatre-style – 100 pax
Meeting-style – 100 pax


Lakeview Room – dining, bar
Barrell Room – dancefloor
Lakeview Terrace – uncovered
Vineyard Suite – VIP room

Parking & Transport

Space for up to 45 cars
Mini-van and luxury coach
transport can be organised
on request


Quality Hotel – 18 mins
Waitakere Resort – 25 mins
Various local B & Bs
Discount rates available

All New Abel Estate

A major upgrade of facilities has begun at the venue, with stage one of replacing carpet with wooden laminate flooring and installation of new aircon in the main building already completed, along with a full renovation of the adjacent Vineyard Suite. In June 2022 a new bar will be installed, dressed in back-lit translucent Onyx stone.

The major work – see the artist’s impression images – is due for completion in September. Bathrooms in the Lakeview Room are being moved, opening up the venue to the gorgeous views of surrounding vines and trees. The available floor space will increase by a third. A new paved area near the lake is also being added, giving a new outdoor option for functions.