Drive around the sunny Hawkes Bay and get a taste of the region’s well-regarded wines on this small group tour. There’s no need to choose a sober driver – get chauffeured around a handful of Hawkes Bay wineries on this tour, leaving you free to sample as many wines as you want. Learn how to translate winemaking jargon from your guide and enjoy wine-tasting like a professional. Beat the heat as you drive between wineries in an air-conditioned minivan.
Get stunning panoramic photos of Hawkes Bay from the top of Te Mata Peak
Snacks, including a complimentary cheeseboard, are provided for the tour
Don’t start drinking too early: keep your morning plans with this afternoon tour
Round-trip accommodation transfers are available around Napier and Hastings
Booked for my sisters birthday as she is a wine drinker.
We all really enjoyed ourselves. It's something that all can enjoy. Desa our guide was very knowledgeable, informative and really nice. Visited 4 x wineries and all offered something different. Our favourite visit was our last which was to Craggy Range. Matt was absolutely fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and passionate when speaking about wine flavours & the evolution of NZ wine. What we did really enjoy was when Matt explained what foods would pair with each wine you could almost taste the pairings.
What I would highly recommend (especially for non-wine drinkers) is that some form of food (crackers/cheese) be made available during each visit/tasting and maybe some form of protein (salami) when tasting red wines so you can truly get the appreciation of the different flavours. Food at every stop would also help to absorb some of the alcohol that's been consumed. In hind sight we realised that maybe we should have packed us a lunch as we were starving by the time we got to our last stop and couldn't really appreciate and enjoy the tastings.
Would still book another wine tour!
Very knowledgeable guide spent the better part of a day with just 3 of us touring some lovely wineries. He even provided us with a yummy picnic lunch at one destination. Beautiful day spent with a lovely couple enjoying the beauty and delicious wines of the region.