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Private Luxury Wine Tours of Hawkes Bay

Luxury Wine Tour (Full Day $895 per couple)

"For The Discerning Wine Lover"

Departs 1030am - Returns 5pm

Includes 2 course lunch, 6 wineries, guide and air conditioned sedan

Tour price based on 2 persons

Please add $160 supplement per extra person
Maximum Group size 4 
Larger groups can be catered for
Depart Napier, Havelock or Hastings
10.30am – Return 5pm
Tour includes 2 Course Lunch for two and six wineries

A tour designed for those serious about wine that are looking for a more intimate experience of the regions wineries. Meet wine makers and people passionate about wine. Learn about Terroir and how this creates different wine styles. Your guide is personable and very knowledgeable about Hawke's Bay wine and will design a tour with you preferences in mind. Wine education, regional history and knowledge of the finest restaurant food in the region are all a part of our service. Taste classic red varieties such as Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Pinot Noir. Hawke's Bay vintners are also renowned for such white varieties as Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Viognier. Semillon and Riesling are generally found in Noble desert wines. Depending on availability you may also taste a sherry, ports and desert reds.

Your tour begins from your accommodation where you will pick up in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.  We travel out of Napier towards the coast and visit Elephant Hill. We then continue along the Tuki Tuki river valley route undoubtedly one of the most scenic pastoral and vineyard drives in New Zealand. People often  compare this area to Tuscany. 

Next stop Craggy Range where you will enjoy there wonderful wines with amazing views of the Eastern side of Te Mata Peak.

We then continue on to Black Barn where you will enjoy a two course lunch with sweeping views of the Heretaunga Plains

After lunch  we will drive to top of Te Mata Peak elevation 399 meters. Te Mata is short for Te Mata y Rongakako the face of the giant. You will hear more about this giant in stories told as we travel. From the top of Te Mata you will enjoy amazing 360 degree views of the Heretaunga Plains. Look out on orchards and vineyards on the plains to forestry, sheep and cattle farming on the surrounding hills. The formations of these hills and lower plains were created by glacial activity during the last ice age, and create an amazing sense of awe. The peak is on the AA list of 101 things Kiwis must see in New Zealand. 

We leave the peak and travel out to the wineries of the Red Metal, Gimblett Gravels sub regions visiting, Sileni, Trinity Hill and Ngatarawa.

We then drive back to Napier




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To Book call us on 0800 100 489 (NZ Only), International +64212277211 or if you would prefer email Greg


Hi, Greg:
I want to thank you for taking such good care of me when I was in Napier. I had a wonderful time and felt rather sad - very much as if I were leaving friends - when I left.

Susan Chrysler

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black barn lunch

Lunch Black Barn


View of Craggy Range  from Te Mata Peak

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