Napier Gourmet Luncheon Including Afternoon Wine Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    12pm
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels and motels and private locations in the greater Napier area.
    Airports
    Hawkes Bay Airport, Napier New Zealand
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this wonderful tour to enjoy tastings at four different wineries and a Chef's platter luncheon with a glass of wine at the Mission Estate winery.
The tour includes a seated tasting with a complimentary cheese board at Linden Estate. The final tasting will be at the Tony Bish Urban winery in Ahuriri. At the conclusion of this tasting you will have guide access to the barrel hall and the amazing Golden Egg fermentor.

Highlights

Get inside tips from a local

Family friendly

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up from your accommodation at approximately 12 noon. You will be transported in a relaxing  air-conditioned tour van.
 The first tasting is at near by Mission Estate which will enable you to choose a wine from their Estate range to go with your Chef's platter. You will then travel to Church road winery. At the winery you will enter the cellar for a comprehensive wine tasting that will include a local champagne.
You will then travel out to the picturesque Esk Valley for a seated tasting at Linden Estate with an accompanying complimentary cheese board. From the winery you will travel out into the vineyard and your guide will provide a brief explanation about grape growing and vineyard management. Ross the tour company owner managed the vineyards at Linden Estate and he guides the majority of the wine tours.
The final tasting is at the Urban winery and at the conclusion of this tour you will have guided access to the amazing Golden Egg fermentor.
You will be returned to your original pick up point around 5.30 pm.

 

Inclusions

Wine-tasting fees

Chef's platter with glass of Estate Range wine at Mission Estate Winery

Wine, cheese and biscuits

Tour of the barrel hall and the Golden Egg fermentor at The Urban winery

Grape-growing and vineyard management discussion at Linden Estate

Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation

Entry/Admission - Mission Estate Winery

Entry/Admission - Church Road Winery Cellar Door & Restaurant

Entry/Admission - Esk Valley Winery

Entry/Admission - Linden Estate Winery

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The venue for the complementary wine, cheese and biscuits is subject to change dependent on the weather condition

Minimum of 2 guests required before booking can be accepted.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Feb-2020

    A thoroughly enjoyable trip.
    We were picked up by Gary and driven to meet with others taking part in lunch at The Mission. Here we met Ross, had an excellent tasting and brilliant lunch.
    All of the venues offered something different and the tour ended with a very sociable cheese and wine under the shade of trees in a vineyard!
    Excellent value for money!

  • 10-Jan-2020

    Great views, wineries and spectacular wine lessons given by Ross. And at the end, a charming and delicious cheese platter to relax. Must to do it!

  • 19-Nov-2019

    Ross provided an excellent experience. He is knowledgeable about the area and not just the wine. He has worked the vineyards and provides tremendous insights into the wines and wine making history. We can highly recommend this tour.

  • 14-Mar-2018

    Excellent tour - esp lunch at the Mission vineyard. Well organised, informative relaxed style, plenty of time at each winery - definitely recommend!

  • 26-Nov-2017

    This was an absolutely lovely tour and day. High points go to both the Chefs Platter delicious! and tour guide Ross, who has worked in the wine industry for 25 years, and who had informative answers to my many, many questions. I would definitely recommend this tour if you find yourself in the Napier area!

  • 06-Sep-2017

    This was our first winery tour we've ever been on, and it couldn't have gone any better! The guides were extremely thoughtful - they had split us up from the other group which had booked on the same tour that day as they were a larger group and so the guides thought we would be uncomfortable. We had a lovely trip around 4 different wineries had the Chef's Platter at the first winery and snack at the third and the guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the wineries and the city. Thank you so much for the experience.

  • 21-Feb-2017

    Brilliant, everyone on the tour was talkative and friendly, the guy running it is extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and informative. The evening spot on the summit is a brilliant experience. I and #39;d recommend to anyone.

    My only point would be that the tour bus is not the most wheelchair accessible.

  • 20-Feb-2017

    Ross took us to four vineyards in the Hawke's Bay region north of Napier. This was far more than a wine tasting, though that was lovely. Ross is deeply knowledgeable about cultivating wine grapes, and patiently answered our many questions. We learned much about bird nets, powdery mildew, the consequences of the timing of rain on grapes, and much more. Ross ended the day with cheese and fruit plate, including avocado from his own garden. Highly recommended if you want to learn about viniculture with a personable and affable guide.

  • 29-Jan-2017

    This tour packed a lot into one afternoon. Pickup at hotel by Ross was bang on time and as only two of us were booked that day, it amounted virtually to a private tour, and an excellent one at that. We visited four wineries - Mission Estate, Church Road, Esk Valley and Linden Estate. Wine tastings at each were presented by friendly and informed staff - in total I tasted 21 wines though not all were consumed! - be prepared for a good deal of well-mannered spitting if you are to survive the afternoon! We had very pleasant charcuterie platter lunch in the delightful surrounds of Mission Estate. The wine tasting themselves were satisfying enough, but for us the highlight of the afternoon was the guided tour by Ross, steeped in first hand experience of vine growing in Hawkes Bay and a fount of knowledge on the vines and wines. Not only that, as a substantial bonus for us, he proved to be a fund of knowledge about local bird life and took a number of diversions to show us some of the hidden gems around Ahoriri - I'm glad I brought my binoculars! A great day out - highly recommended.

  • 03-Jan-2017

    Ross was a great host. Very knowledgeable and personable. Good wines at good wineries. Lovely lunch and afternoon platter.

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